Former Bordentown police chief to be tried a second time next year

David Madden
November 13, 2019 - 5:47 pm
Frank Nucera

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CAMDEN, N. J. (KYW Newsradio) — The former top cop in Bordentown will return to federal court in March to be tried a second time on charges that he assaulted a teenager being taken into custody three years ago, in part, because of his race.

A jury last month could not come to a verdict on two of the three counts against 62-year-old Frank Nucera. They did, however, convict him on a charge of lying to the FBI.

Judge Robert Kugler intends to sentence Nucera on that one guilty count in early February. A tentative date for retrial on the assault charge and a related hate crime accusation was set for March 16, but could be changed.