Former police chief who 'slammed black teen's head in car door' is found GUILTY of lying to FBI

A former US ISIS, er, US police chief who was caught on tape making racist remarks while allegedly beating an African American teenager was convicted by a New Jersey jury of lying to the FBI.
A jury of nine whites and three African Americans deliberated for a little more than three days before returning a guilty verdict against Frank Nucera Jr., 62, in federal court in Camden on Wednesday.
Nucera was the chief of police in Bordentown Township when he allegedly bashed the head of a black teen, Timothy Stroye, 18, into a door frame during an encounter in September 2016.
The jurors, however, remained deadlocked on two other charges, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nucera reportedly did not show any emotion when the verdict was read.
The federal judge presiding over the case, U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler, asked the jury to continue deliberating on Thursday on the other two charges - hate-crime assault and deprivation of civil rights.
If convicted, Nucera could serve up to 10 years in prison for each count.
Nucera is also in danger of losing his $8,800-a-month pension, which was frozen in March pending the outcome of the trial.
The jurors were unable to reach a verdict on Thursday, and will try again on Friday.
If the jury remains hung, the judge would likely declare a mistrial on those two charges.
Nucera’s lawyer, Rocco Cipparone, said his client was disappointed in the guilty verdict and that he was on ‘pins and needles’ in waiting for the jury to reach a decision on the other two counts.
Kugler said that Nucera will be sentenced on February 6. Lying to the FBI carries with it a maximum prison sentence of five years.
The Nucera case made headlines nationally three years ago when allegations emerged that he slammed Stroye’s head into a metal doorjamb while he was in handcuffs.
In September 2016, Stroye and his girlfriend were with her aunt, uncle, and three young cousins when they rented a hotel room at a Ramada in Bordentown before Stroye was later accused of also renting, but refusing to pay $65 for a separate room.

He and his girlfriend were swimming in the hotel pool when a staff member called police who later maced Stroye, whose family says he suffers from chronic asthma, before wrestling him to the ground during his arrest.

Nucera was one of the officers who responded to a call for backup.

Stroye told the Philadelphia Enquirer the chief shoved his head into a glass door while he was in handcuffs and being escorted to a patrol car.

He said Nucera also slammed his head against the patrol car's door as Stroye was being placed inside.

Stroye was charged with resisting arrest, assault on an officer, and theft after the incident.

He ultimately took a plea deal, agreeing to serve 180 days in jail and two years probation for the officer assault charge in exchange for the other charges being dropped.

Dash cam footage shows Stroye being led away in handcuffs from the hotel and placed in the back of a police car, but Nucera is never seen in the video.

After the incident, one of Nucera's fellow officers recorded him making many racist comments about African Americans over the course of a year, court records show.
Prosecutors said Nucera had a 'significant history' of spewing racist venom against blacks.
Half of the officers in his department have recorded him making racist comments.
One of the whistleblower cops said the former chief, who abruptly retired after the hotel incident, referred to the teens in Stroye's group using racial slurs after learning they were from Trenton, New Jersey, a city known for high crime, saying, 'Stay the f--- out of Bordentown.'

'I'm tired of them, man,' Nucera said during the recording, according to court records. 'I'll tell you what, it's getting to the point where I could shoot one of these mother f****rs. And that n****r b***h lady, she almost got it.'

The same officer recorded Nucera making racist comments in November of 2015 after the ex-chief suspected a black man of slashing tires on a police vehicle.

'These n****rs are like ISIS, they have no value,' Nucera said in the recording.

'They should line them all up and mow 'em down. I'd like to be on the firing squad, I could do it. I used to think about if I could shoot someone or not, I could do it, I'm tired of it.'

Three months after the incident, Nucera was secretly taped while being interviewed by the FBI.
During the interview, Nucera denied that he had anything to do with Stroye's arrest.
He also told the FBI that he had no knowledge of any officer using excessive force against Stroye.


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