Former New Jersey Police Chief Accused Of Hate Crime Pleads Not Guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. – 60-year-old Nucera, a White former police chief who was charged with a hate crime in New Jersey for hitting a Black man’s head into a doorjamb as he was handcuffed, has pleaded not guilty.

The charges were announced in December against him and on Thursday, he pleaded not guilty.

He had used police dogs to scare black individuals in many cases and he was also recorded making racist comments by another cop.

The assault was a “clear senseless, bigoted, hate-filled” assault of a prisoner in police custody, said U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

There are almost 100 recordings against him, which are a proof of his wrongdoing.

According to the lawyer representing Nucera, the allegations against him are not pleasant but they are just allegations.

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