State Government Press Releases

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11/16/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that he has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief today with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the high court to review and reverse the First Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Congregation Jeshuat Israel v. Congregation...
11/16/2018
The Statewide Grand Jury has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the non-fatal shooting of Dyewane Traynum by a member of the Providence Police Department on October 14, 2017. The Grand Jury has determined that the actions of the officer were legally justified.
11/14/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a group of 13 attorneys general to defend a California law that limits when and how local law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. California passed this law to improve public safety for everyone by focusing...
11/02/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Trearra Hudgen (age 28), of Pawtucket, was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury of first degree murder, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death, first degree robbery, assault with a...
10/24/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Anthony Sudduth (age 48), of Narragansett, pleaded nolo contendere to DUI resulting in serious bodily injury and driving to endanger resulting in injury for the May 9, 2018 DUI crash that seriously injured seven-year-old Haylee Molina in...
10/23/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Acting Director Mick Mulvaney to continue protecting military servicemembers against predatory lenders under the Military Lending...
10/19/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Thursday, October 18, 2018, Miguel Tebalan-Rivera (age 36), of Providence was found guilty of one count of murder and one count of possession of a knife while committing a crime of violence for the December 23, 2015 stabbing death of Julio...
10/12/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today a Providence County Superior Court jury found Xavier Vidot (age 18), of Cranston, guilty of one count of second degree murder and one count of discharge of a firearm resulting in death for the July 7, 2017 shooting death of 24-year-old...
10/12/2018
While we hope the cold weather is some ways off, it's never too early to prepare for a cold, snowy winter. Recognizing that some Rhode Island families struggle to afford new coats, hats, and scarves, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is once again partnering with the Neighborhood Alliance of...
10/10/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of 34 Attorneys General in calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in Rhode Island and...