A police chief in the US state of New Jersey compared African Americans to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) armed group and expressed his desire to “mow em’ down” in a firing squad, according to a federal lawsuit.
Sixty-year-old Frank Nucera Jr, who was the police chief of the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) until earlier this year, has been charged with a federal hate crime and other civil rights offences.
he charges were unsealed on Tuesday.
The lawsuit alleges that Nucera slammed the head of an African American suspect, who is not named in the documents, “into a doorjamb, causing bodily injury”.
The lawsuit also describes a worrisome pattern of racist remarks, including referring to African Americans as “n*ggers”, “n*gs” and “m*ulies”.
Nucera retired from the force in January under “mysterious” circumstances, The Trentonian, a local newspaper, reported at the time. Likening African Americans to ISIL (also known as ISIS), Nucera reportedly expressed his desire to subject them to a firing squad while speaking to a subordinate officer.
“I wish that n*gger would come back from Trenton and give me a reason to put my hands on him, I’m tired of ’em,” he said of an African American believed to have slashed the tires of a police vehicle in November 2015, according to the lawsuit.
“These n*ggers are like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow ’em down. I’d like to be on the firing squad, I could do it. I used to think about if I could shoot someone or not, I could do it, I’m tired of it.”
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