State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to end the cruel and illegal attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual...
06/13/2018
On a cold February night in 2015, 29-year-old Kristen Coutu, who struggled with a substance use disorder, texted Aaron Andrade, who went by the street name "Lucky," looking for heroin. They agreed to meet in Cranston, where he sold her a $40 package of heroin. As Aaron Andrade rode off in his...
06/13/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief that defends the constitutionality of a Massachusetts gun law preventing individuals from carrying a firearm in public unless they demonstrate an individualized need to do so.
06/13/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury yesterday found Reginald Eisom (age 24), of East Providence, guilty for his role in the October 23, 2015 robbery of the Capital Gold pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. Eisom was convicted of one count...
06/12/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Carlos Rivera (age 52), of Central Falls, guilty of one count of first degree child molestation and two counts of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict after four...
06/12/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general that submitted comments to the Department of Education opposing Secretary Betsy DeVos' proposal to delay and replace a federal regulation, the Program Integrity and Improvement Rule, which provides consumer...
05/31/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of seven Attorneys General and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental...
05/29/2018
The Rhode Island State Senate today passed Kristen's Law, which specifies controlled substance delivery resulting in death, carrying a penalty of up to life in prison. The legislation was filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin in honor of Kristen Coutu who was murdered after...
05/23/2018
The Rhode Island State Senate today passed important amendments to the Rhode Island's sexual offender registration and community notification laws. Filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Act would implement several registration and notification procedures of the federal...
05/23/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general to call on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic and stem diversion. "Diversion of...