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Interim Report of the Statewide Grand Jury (Reported January 9, 2013)

The Statewide Grand Jury today concluded its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Craig Raposa, while in the custody of members of the Portsmouth Police Department on February 3, 2012 in the Town of Portsmouth. The Statewide Grand Jury has determined that the actions by the Officers were lawful and legally justified.

This incident was investigated by the Rhode Island State Police with the Office of Attorney General 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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