Former Paterson police officer acquitted of assault charges

It's unclear if Spencer Finch will attempt to get his job back after being acquitted.

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2023, 1:33 PM

Updated 177 days ago

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A jury found a former Paterson police officer not guilty of assault after the incident was caught on body cam.
While on duty, Spencer Finch allegedly assaulted a man involved in a domestic dispute and then filed a false police report to attempt to cover up what happened. The victim was handcuffed when the alleged assault took place.
Finch was fired from the police department before the case went to trial. It's unclear if the veteran of the department will attempt to get his job back after being acquitted.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 12 for the latest updates.


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