STAMFORD, Conn. — Former Stamford Police Officer Vito Colucci Jr. will be at the Ferguson Library later this month to discuss how he went undercover to investigate corruption in the city.
His work, which led to the indictment of a number of city and police officials as well as organized crime figures, is detailed in the book “Rogue Town.”
The book, which he co-authored with Dennis Griffin, covers 1965 and 1985, when Stamford was known as one of the most corrupt cities in the country, a statement said. During that time, Colucci risked his life by going undercover to gather evidence for the FBI, the statement said.
His investigation exposed eight city departments, plus a police commander who was taking $1,800 a week from the Gambino crime family and a detective sergeant who was running the largest drug ring in the region out of police headquarters, the statement said.
Tickets are $15 and are available online or by calling 203-351-8280.