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Deliberations Continue in Hackensack Police Chief’s Trial

Jurors weighing the case of Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa have completed their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Ken Zisa (Bergen County Sheriff's Office)

The panel, which got the case Monday afternoon, asked to rehear some testimony and review some police statements on Tuesday.

Zisa was suspended without pay in 2010 after being charged with official misconduct and insurance fraud. Prosecutors say he removed his girlfriend from the scene of a 2008 accident in which she was suspected of being intoxicated, then filed false information in an insurance claim.

The chief’s also accused of covering up an investigation stemming from a 2004 assault and robbery in which his girlfriend’s sons were suspects.

But Zisa’s attorney claims the case based on lies and was brought as a political favor to Zisa’s enemies.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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