Opening statements set for today in trial of cop accused of brutality cover-up

NEWARK — The federal trial of a Bayonne cop accused of covering up an episode of police brutality ended its second day of jury selection yesterday with a full jury impaneled.

The trial of Francis Styles, of Bayonne, began Monday with jury selection, which continued through yesterday’s proceedings in Newark federal court. The selection of the trial’s jurors was held by U.S.

District Judge Kevin McNulty and both legal teams behind closed doors.

Styles is accused of one count of falsifying records in a federal investigation and one count of acting to conceal a federal offense. The case surrounds the December 2013 arrest …read more

Source: Hudson

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