State Government Press Releases

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08/23/2018
Investigation and Review Determined Actions by Officers were Justified In accordance with the Attorney General's Protocol Regarding Use of Deadly Force Incidents and Custodial Deaths, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today released the results of the investigation into the July 2,...
08/23/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, as part of a bipartisan group of 52 state and territory attorneys general, called on Congress today to help end the opioid epidemic and close a loophole that allows those who traffic deadly fentanyl to stay a step ahead of law enforcement. In a...
08/14/2018
Following the recent announcement that he joined a multistate lawsuit to prohibit the release of 3D-printed firearm designs by Defense Distributed, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding the State...
08/08/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today John Carnevale (age 56), of Providence, RI, pleaded nolo contendere to one count of perjury before Superior Court Justice Bennett Gallo. Under the terms of the plea, Carnevale was sentenced to five years with nine months to serve on home...
08/07/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of seven Attorneys General, filed suit against the Trump administration to block its efforts to punish jurisdictions that did not agree to immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants. In the suit filed in the U.S....
08/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced he has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump Administration action giving criminals and terrorists access to downloadable, untraceable, and undetectable 3D-printed weapons and to permanently prohibit the release of firearm designs by...
08/02/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general to urge leadership of the House Financial Services Committee to advance legislation improving transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities.
07/30/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan group of 28 states in fighting to protect a historic cross honoring World War I veterans as part of a case with much broader implications for the First Amendment. The case at hand involves a nearly century-old memorial cross in...
07/25/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin - part of a bipartisan coalition of nine attorneys general - filed comments urging the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) to ban flavored tobacco products, which have been repeatedly shown to lead middle and high school students to begin tobacco use at a young...
07/23/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, July 20, 2018, a Providence County Superior Court jury found Ezekial Johnson (age 28), of Pawtucket, guilty of the July 2007 murder of Jose Rodriguez. Johnson was found guilty of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while...