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Report: R.I. Police Department in 'Turmoil'

The assessment stems from an investigation into Captain Stephen Antonucci and last year's parking ticket scandal

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    Report: R.I. Police Department in 'Turmoil'
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    The Cranston, Rhode Island, police department is under fire after a scathing review by state police was released to the public.

    Necn affiliate WJAR says the report that is more than 180 pages long.

    The assessment stems from an investigation into Captain Stephen Antonucci and last year's parking ticket scandal.

    It outlines leadership problems, political interference and reports of favoritism and bullying dating back several years.

    One insider interviewed by state police said, “The department is run like the Mafia. You are either with them or you are doomed.

    “Favoritism, bullying, and intimidation” were common terms officers used to describe the department's culture.

    The report also outlines inappropriate actions by Mayor Allen Fung, who is expected to address the public in the coming days.

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