In September 2016, (now former) Police Chief Frank Nucera slammed a Black teen’s head into a doorjamb.
Nucera was later arrested and accused of a hate crime against the teen.
During his trial, a recording made by a former colleague in 2016 was revealed. In it, Nucera can be heard telling other officers that President Trump “is the last hope for White people.”
The recording was played during Nucera’s trial last week.
In it, he also comments on then-candidate Hillary Clinton, saying that if she won the presidency she would “give it to all the minorities.”
Frank Nucera Jr. (allegedly) slammed Timothy Stroye's head into a metal door jamb. Stroye, an African American teenager, was already cuffed and in custody. How did this man become a police chief? https://t.co/tZup0VbbKR
— Rando McNobody ????♥️✊ (@YrPal_Lefty) October 2, 2019
Prosecutors are attempting to show that when he took the head of a handcuffed Black teen and slammed it into a doorframe, he was motivated by “intense racial animus.”
This is the same police dept. I tried to have investigated years ago after my dad's death; Nucera was deputy chief at the time https://t.co/BAddOJeAd3
— Nida Khan (@NidaKhanNY) September 28, 2019
The trial has also revealed that in 2015, Nucera told a co-worker that Black people were “like ISIS, they have no value.”
In 2015, Police Chief Nucera told a colleague that African-Americans were “like ISIS, they have no value,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court in NJ. “They should line them all up and mow ’em down,” he said. #UglyAmeriKKKa is REAL in all 50 states. https://t.co/NiGgn1YFcG
— Stephen Maddox Sr (@smaddoxsr) October 2, 2019
Rocco Cipparone, who is representing Nucera in court, admitted his client said all the things he’s being accused of, but that these thoughts do not constitute a crime, saying:
“These are embarrassing, ugly words, but if Frank Nucera did not strike this man, then the words are equally irrelevant. It is not a crime, even for a police officer, to use that language. It’s not socially acceptable, it’s not appropriate, but it’s not criminal.”
The first witness today also said Nucera was petty AF, especially toward people who were critical of him (or beat him in an election)
Oh yeah, and he was his own boss. pic.twitter.com/DY8BA6eFlj
— Joe Brandt (@JBrandt_NJ) September 20, 2019
Nucera’s trial ended on Thursday, September 26.
Nucera never took the stand.
A verdict is expected this week.
In federal court in Camden for trial of Frank Nucera, ex-Bordentown chief. The former township clerk now on the stand testifying – also heard prosecution has decided not to call Timothy Stroye, the teen Nucera is accused of striking in a 2016 arrest.https://t.co/mWc2dqPN5V
— Joe Brandt (@JBrandt_NJ) October 1, 2019
If Nucera is found guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
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