Cop convicted in brutality case says he 'fully expected' to be covered for

NEWARK — A disgraced ex-cop provided four hours of damning testimony today in the federal trial of Francis Styles, a former Bayonne police officer accused of covering up a police brutality incident in 2013.

Domenico Lillo, the former city police officer who admitted to striking a man with a flashlight during an arrest in 2013, testified that he fully expected Styles and other cooperating officers to cover up his use of excessive force on the night of the incident.

As part of a plea deal he struck with the government, Lillo is testifying against Styles, who faces one …read more

Source: Hudson

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