The Day: Groton Town councilor resigns in protest over hiring of police chief

GROTON, CT — Town Councilor Genevieve Cerf on Thursday resigned in protest over the hiring of Louis J. Fusaro Jr., a major with the Connecticut State Police, as police chief for the Town of Groton.

Town Manager Mark Oefinger announced earlier Thursday that the 21-year veteran of the state police would start as Groton’s new chief on July 27.

Cerf called the decision a “serious error of judgment.”

Fusaro is one of four state troopers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed July 16, 2014, that claims the troopers provoked a suicidal Poquonnock Bridge firefighter to kill himself in 2012 by repeatedly firing nonlethal ammunition at him.

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Reporter: Deborah Straszheim

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