State Government Press Releases

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09/25/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today harshly criticized the proposed rollbacks of rules implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Attorney General Kilmartin, as part of a coalition of 10 attorneys general, submitted a comment letter describing critical flaws with the ESA...
09/25/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Carlos Rivera (age 52), of Central Falls, was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to 50 years, with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for the molestation of a young girl. In addition, Rivera...
09/24/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jose Morales (age 24), of Providence, today pleaded nolo contendere to one count of second degree murder before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers for the June 2016 murder of his friend Kip Stewart. Under the terms of the plea, Morales was...
09/17/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined 55 other state and territory attorneys general to in a letter to congressional leaders and the chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees urging lawmakers to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "Since the...
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,...