Audit: Police Expenses Cost Taxpayers Nearly $8M | NECN
Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The latest news from around the state

Audit: Police Expenses Cost Taxpayers Nearly $8M

The audit attempts to determine the costs of a state police evaluation of the Cranston Police Department

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Audit: Police Expenses Cost Taxpayers Nearly $8M
    FILE - Getty Images/iStockphoto

    An audit has found that expenses related to the Rhode Island State Police's involvement with the Cranston Police Department are costing state and city taxpayers nearly $8 million.

    City Internal Auditor Anthony Moretti submitted his analysis Thursday at a City Council Finance Committee meeting.

    The audit attempts to determine the costs of a state police evaluation of the Cranston Police Department.

    The evaluation stems from a ticketing incident. State police found that Capt. Stephen Antonucci orchestrated a ticketing blitz in which citations were issued in the wards of two city councilors who voted against a police union contract.

    Moretti's analysis found that the state police takeover of the Cranston Police Department, as well as the troopers' investigation and evaluation, are estimated to have cost taxpayers at least $600,000.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android