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Federal Government Undecided on Third Hate Crime Trial Against Former NJ Police Chief

File photo of former police chief Frank Nucera.
File Photo
File photo of former police chief Frank Nucera.

The federal government has not yet decided on whether it will pursue a third trial against former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera. A second jury could not decide whether Nucera, who is white, assaulted Timothy Stroye because he was Black, the threshold for a hate crime conviction.

Legal analysts tell WHYY's Kenneth Burns that the government will have to have a long, hard look at their case as they decide.

(Original air-date: 12/10/21)

Kenneth Burns is WHYY’s South Jersey reporter. He joined the station in 2018 as an anchor. He also contributed stories and won a 2020 Keystone Media Award for one of them.