Recently retired Chief of Bordentown, NJ Police, Frank Nucera Jr, was arrested by the FBI and charged with a federal hate crime. The arrest was in reference to an incident involving Nucera where he allegedly slammed a handcuffed African-American suspect into a doorjamb during a 2016 arrest.
Nucera, who resigned this past January, was also accused of espousing violence toward Blacks, calling them “niggers” among other things.
According to an affidavit accompanying the complaint, he allegedly told an officer in his police department that,
“The n—–s are like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow ’em down”
Nucera also is charged with deprivation of rights by using excessive force during an arrest in September of last year.
The affidavit says Nucera talked of using police dogs in a “racially discriminatory” way to intimidate Blacks.
The chief worked for Bordentown Township, a southern New Jersey town of 12,000 residents, since 1983, the Trenton Times reported. The township is a mostly white suburb of Trenton.
On September 1, 2016, the former chief responded as backup to a scene where two African-American teenagers were being arrested for using a hotel room without paying.
One of the suspects was handcuffed and being led from the room. According to the FBI, Nucera approached the teen from behind and slammed his head into a metal door jamb.
An officer at the scene recorded the chief making racist remarks, the complaint says.
“I’m f—–g tired of them, man. I’ll tell you what, it’s gonna get to the point where I could shoot one of these m—-rf—–s. And that n—-r b—h lady, she almost got it,” the chief said, according to the complaint.
If convicted of each count, Nucera faces up to 20 years in prison.