Hackensack Police Chief to Step Down: Sources

By Brian Thompson and Pei-Sze Cheng
|  Friday, Apr 30, 2010  |  Updated 4:20 PM EDT
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Hackensack Police Chief to Step Down: Sources

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Charles "Ken" Zisa, the 15-year Police Chief of Hackensack and a former four-term State Assemblyman, is expected to resign his office as head of the police department as early as Friday, sources say.

NBCNewYork has learned that both the Bergen County Prosecutor's office and New Jersey attorney general's office have been investigating the veteran police chief and Bergen County political figure for trying to keep his girlfriend from faciing DUI charges.

Sources with direct knowledge of the case tell NBCNewYork that Zisa "intervened" on her behalf after her arrest, although there were no details on how recent that was

Interviewed outside his home, Zisa offered little comment.

"Who did you hear that from?" Zisa said when asked if he was resigning, adding, "I'm not going to talk about that."

Sources indicate that details were still being negotiated on Thursday, and it's not clear if his resignation will come this week or next.

His attorney, John Azzarello, had no comment.
 

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