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.
Reporter: Deborah Straszheim