CLARK, NJ – The town of Clark, New Jersey, paid off a police officer who secretly recorded Mayor Sal Bonaccorso using racial slurs and derogatory language about female cops. According to a report by NJ.com, the town council agreed to pay former Police Lieutenant Antonio Manata $400,000 in exchange for his recordings.
In those recordings, Bonaccorso is heard calling African Americans “spooks,” “shines,” and “n—–s.”
In one recording, an officer pointed out ropes hanging from the ceiling of the Clark Recreation Center, and the mayor responded, “We f—ing hang the spooks up there.”
The officer commented about an incident at the Arthur L. Johnson High School where a black puppet was found hanging.
“I had to go to the Plainfield council meeting in front of a room full of them [blacks] and talk about it,” the mayor said.
In another recording, the mayor questioned a police officer about a “spook” they were “chasing”.
The mayor said Clark has none when it comes to female officers, and he hopes to keep it that way.
During a discussion about male and female accommodations at police headquarters and then spoke about female cops.
“As far as female cops go, and I hope there’s never any, but I can take care while I’m here,” he said. “They’re all f—ing disasters from what I have seen.”
NJ.com has released those recordings today.