Ex-Police Chief's Convictions Pared In NJ Misconduct Case

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge on Wednesday overturned two official-misconduct convictions a jury rendered against a former Bergen County police chief and one-time state legislator accused of meddling in two police investigations involving his then-girlfriend and her teenage son, but other convictions remained intact.

Superior Court Judge Joseph Conte also overturned former Hackensack Police Chief Charles “Ken” Zisa's conviction for a pattern of official misconduct but let stand his convictions on insurance fraud and another count of official misconduct.

The decision significantly reduces the jail time Zisa...
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