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Interim Report of the Statewide Grand Jury (Reported January 2, 2013)

SWGJ-2012-21 The Statewide Grand Jury today concluded its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the Woonsocket Police Department motor vehicle pursuit on June 14, 2012. The Statewide Grand Jury has determined that the actions by the Woonsocket Police officers complied with state law and determined that the actions of the officers were legally justified.

This incident was investigated by the Rhode Island State Police with the Office of Attorney General and Woonsocket Police Department and presented to the Grand Jury to promote integrity in the process and trust in the outcome. It is the responsibility of the Grand Jury to determine the facts, apply the law to those facts and to decide whether anyone may be charged with criminal wrongdoing.

SWGJ-2012-22 The Statewide Grand Jury today concluded its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the Warwick Police Department motor vehicle pursuit on April 1, 2012. The Statewide Grand Jury has determined that the actions by the Warwick Police officers complied with state law and determined that the actions of the officers were legally justified.

This incident was investigated by the Cranston Police Department with the Office of Attorney General and Warwick Police Department and presented to the Grand Jury to promote integrity in the process and trust in the outcome. It is the responsibility of the Grand Jury to determine the facts, apply the law to those facts and to decide whether anyone may be charged with criminal wrongdoing.

The Office of Attorney General cannot release further details surrounding the Grand Jury as disclosure is prohibited by law.

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Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Grand Jury Reports

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/criminal/

Release date: 01-03-2013

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