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NYC mayoral aide Timothy Pearson sued by second retired sergeant over sex harassment controversy

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Marmara directed Ferrari and Huang to make sure Pearson was never alone with female staffers, the lawsuit alleges.

“Come to me immediately if anything happens,” Marmara told Ferrari. “We have to protect the women in the office.”

On April 11, 2023, the dispute between Marmara and Pearson came to a head over the fact Ludemann had not been promoted.

Marmara was transferred and Ludemann, Huang and Ferrari decided to leave the unit.

In an April 12, 2023 staff meeting, Pearson told the cops thinking of leaving they could end up in high crime precincts on patrol. “Before you go jumping ship … be smart about it,” Pearson said, the New York Daily News has reported.

Ferrari, the lawsuit says, took this as a threat.

The next day they were barred from the office and ordered to meet with Maddrey, the lawsuit alleges.


Ferrari and Huang waited for an hour. Pearson then walked out of Maddrey’s office and berated them for not submitting a time-off form, the lawsuit says.

Maddrey called them in and said the two cops will “never work together again,” the lawsuit alleges.

Ferrari, 44, was sent to the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills. Huang was assigned to Transit District 20 in Jamaica.

At the 112th, Ferrari was barred from overtime and assigned to a night tour and the Internal Affairs Bureau confiscated his phone, the lawsuit alleges.

That was the last straw. He retired June 30, 2023.


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