• Rhode Island Jun 14

    Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Providence, 3 Arrested

    Three people who were allegedly involved in vandalizing the Christopher Columbus statue in Providence have been arrested and charged, police in Rhode Island say. Derrick Garforth, 34, Charlotte Whittingham, 28, and Mackenzie Innis, 26, were all charged with desecration of a grave/monument, which is a felony, and conspiracy. Providence police say detectives were conducting surveillance in the area of Reservoir…

  • Providence Police Department Jun 9

    Providence Officer Placed on Leave in Wake of Violence

    A Rhode Island police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate the use of a “less lethal device” that sent a man to the hospital during an outbreak of violence in Providence a week ago. The officer involved is a 13-year veteran of the Providence police department, according to an emailed statement late Monday from department…

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