Forty-seven-year-old David Cerosimo’s Ford F-150 pickup truck reached speeds in excess of 74 mph along the busy roadway as he led Enfield, Connecticut, cruisers on the chase on Aug. 22, dashcam footage, radio transmissions and police records, obtained by The Republican, show.
When it was over, Cerosimo and postal carrier Dan Nacin, out on a pick-up route that morning, were dead.
Enfield Police Chief Alaric J. Fox defends the pursuit as “appropriate.” In an interview this week, Fox, who is a retired Connecticut State Police commander, said, “Preliminarily, the officers’ conduct appears to be in compliance with the law and policy,” declining to answer additional questions.
The chase remains the subject of investigations by state police in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.