The former Connecticut police officer whose testimony on the harassment and profiling of Latino residents of East Haven helped send four colleagues to prison and led to a federal order mandating department improvements has died.
The death was first reported by the New Haven Register.
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In 2010, Ferrara helped federal investigators gather evidence of systemic abuse and corruption in the East Haven department. Ferrara says he was subjected to retaliation, shunned, and called a rat. He was fired in January after a misconduct probe into alleged misuse of a department computer.
Ferrara sued the department, a lawsuit Brewer says will continue with his estate as the plaintiff.