July 7, 2020
Our policing approach in Providence is centered first and foremost on building trust with our residents and this incident fails to represent the core values of our Police Department. After a review of the circumstances and working with the Attorney General’s office, we made sure that charges were brought against the officer-involved immediately. We have recommended termination of this officer, however, this case must go through the LEOBOR process which will take six months or longer to complete. As this process continues, we are focused on bringing justice to the victim, holding this officer accountable for his actions, and above all, rebuilding trust within our community.