Ex-Hackensack police chief gets 5 years without parole

HACKENSACK - Former Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa has been sentenced to five years in prison without parole. Prosecutors say Zisa improperly removed his then-girlfriend from the scene of an accident in 2008 and filed a fraudulent insurance claim for $11,000 in damages. He was convicted in May of official misconduct and insurance fraud. In an unusual move last week, the judge overturned three official misconduct convictions stemming from allegations that Zisa failed to recuse himself from a 2004 investigation of his then-girlfriend's sons. The judge said he had substantial concerns about the evidence. The judge allowed Zisa to remain free on bail as he appeals his convictions. In the meantime, he must wear a monitoring bracelet to track his whereabouts.

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