Ex-Paterson cop rejects plea deal with prison time for alleged bodycam assault

Paterson NJ officials release body camera footageOfficials from Paterson released body camera video that led to the arrest of police officer Spence...

August 12, 2022
3:14 AM

Paterson NJ officials release body camera footageOfficials from Paterson released body camera video that led to the arrest of police officer Spencer Finch.PATERSON — Spencer Finch, the former Paterson cop indicted last month on aggravated assault and four other criminal charges, has rejected a plea agreement that would have sent him to state prison for three years.Instead, Finch plans to take the case to trial, according to his lawyer, Anthony J. Iacullo. Finch could face 35 years in prison under the cumulative maximum sentences for the five crimes in the indictment against him, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.

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