Lawyer for cop on trial takes aim at ex-officer convicted of police brutality

NEWARK — The defense attorney for the Bayonne police officer accused of covering up a brutality case spent nearly all day Thursday cross-examining a disgraced cop who testified against his client the previous day.

The third day of the federal trial of Francis Styles, who is accused of one count of falsifying records in a federal investigation and one count of “misprision of a felony,” began Thursday at 9 a.m. and consisted almost entirely of cross-examination of the prosecution’s key witness, ex-police officer Domenico Lillo.

Lillo provided four hours of explosive testimony Wednesday, telling prosecutors …read more

Source: Hudson

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