A New Jersey police officer recorded the chief for over a year and presented evidence of his racist rants.
Ex-Bordentown Township Police Chief Frank Nucera is facing hate-crime charges thanks to a cop recording his racist words for over a year. As reported by the Inquirer, Detective Sgt. Salvatore Guido implicated his ex-chief for an incident back on Sept. 1, 2016, at a Ramada hotel. The incident involved a black man, Timothy Stroye, who was struck by Frank Nucera, even when he was in handcuffs.
The prosecutors believe that the assault was racially motivated and the Chief has, therefore, been booked with hate-crime charges, lying to federal authorities, and civil rights violations.
Sgt. Nathan Roohr, another officer who testified against Nucera said that he had seen Nucera slam Stroye’s head into a metal door jamb “like a basketball.” The officer then went on to make 81 secret recordings of Nucera at the police station, and other places, and recorded multiple instances of the Chief using racial slurs.
Officer Roohr revealed that Nucera had ordered him to intimidate black people at school sporting events using his K-9. Officer Guido revealed that“He used to refer to them as ’you people.' ‘You people should stay out of our town. You people don’t come back here again,’” referring to black people.
Nucera stands to face a fine of $500,000, forfeiting his $8,800 per month pension, and up to 20 years in jail if convicted.