Hate crime trial of former NJ police chief ends in mistrial
A mistrial has been declared for a second time in the hate-crime case against a former New Jersey police chief.
A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the trial of Frank Nucera, the former police chief of Bordentown, near Trenton.
Nucera faced hate crime assault and deprivation of civil rights counts for allegedly slamming a handcuffed Black man’s head into a doorjamb in 2016.
Nucera had pleaded not guilty.
The jury deliberated part of Monday and all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
A separate jury deadlocked on the same charges in 2019 but convicted Nucera of lying to the FBI.