Deliberations Start in Hackensack Police Chief’s Trial
A jury weighing the case of Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa will resume deliberations on Tuesday.
The panel got the case on Monday and deliberated for about three hours without reaching a verdict.
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.
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