State Government Press Releases

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09/13/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin won a victory in federal court against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after challenging the U.S. Department of Education's plan to abandon federal protections for students cheated by predatory, for-profit schools. The opinion called Secretary DeVos' actions...
09/10/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jamie Barriera (age 37), of Warwick, Albert Barriera (age 63), of Warwick, and Louis Geremia (age 63), of Warwick, appeared today in Kent County Superior Court before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to plead to their roles in the...
09/05/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Acting Director Mick Mulvaney to continue protecting the rights of consumers against credit discrimination under the Equal Credit Opportunity...
08/31/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined an 18-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in Ramos v. Nielsen, supporting plaintiffs' efforts to prevent the potential deportation of hundreds of thousands of people who hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In this case, plaintiffs seek a...
08/30/2018
In light of reports that an outside special interest group has engaged in a campaign to misinform public sector employees, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today provided clarity on the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31...
08/29/2018
Investigation and Review Determined Actions by Officer 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 April 4,...
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...