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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.
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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.