PATERSON – The southern accent on the other end of the line in Prichard, Alabama couldn’t account for the precise whereabouts of the local police chief.
“He won’t be back until Wednesday,” she said.
That’s because he’s here: Jerry Speziale, the former Passaic County sheriff who left on bad terms with the county Democratic Party, bounced from the Port Authority to Prichard, and resurfaced with a Youtube endorsement of anti-establishment mayoral candidate Jose “Joey” Torres during last month’s brutal mayoral contest.
Torres won, and now Speziale enjoys inner circle attention amid rumors of a return to the city of his birth as head of the police department.
“No comment,” Speziale told PolitickerNJ.