Former police chief faces retrial on hate crime charges; already convicted of lying to FBI

A former Bordentown police chief already convicted of lying to the FBI is facing a retrial on hate crime charges.

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2021, 10:36 AM

Updated 889 days ago

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A former Bordentown police chief already convicted of lying to the FBI is facing a retrial on hate crime charges.
Jury selection began this week in Camden in the case of Frank Nucera.
Nucera is the white former police chief in Bordentown. He is charged with hate crime assault and deprivation of civil rights on suspicion of slamming a handcuffed Black man’s head into a doorjamb in 2016.
A jury deadlocked on the counts in 2019 but convicted him for lying to the FBI.
Nucera's attorney says “the weaknesses and failings of the prosecution’s case have not changed in those two years."
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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