After a good cop recorded him beating a cuffed teen and using the N-word, the chief was charged with a hate crime.
Former New Jersey police chief Frank Nucera Jr. has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for lying to FBI agents who were questioning him about violating an 18-year-old man's civil rights during an arrest. One of these good cops risked persecution and his career to expose his racist and tyrannical police chief, Nathan Roohr, a patrol sergeant who helped to release recordings of Nucera's racist remarks. Nucera can be heard in recordings using the N-word to describe African Americans, and at one point saying they were "like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow 'em down." The beating of the teen was a "clear senseless, bigoted, hate-filled," assault of a prisoner in custody, U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said at a press conference.