Bruce Becker http://ripr.org en Brown Mum on Prof Who Violated Social Host Law http://ripr.org/post/brown-mum-prof-who-violated-social-host-law <p>Brown University is refusing to say whether it will pursue disciplinary action against a professor who pleaded no contest to charges he allowed minors to drink alcohol at his Barrington home. The university says personnel matters are generally kept private.</p><p></p><p>Doctor Bruce Becker had to pay a $500 fine after he changed his plea from not guilty to no contest. Police found teenagers having a party at his home on the night of July 30th. Becker was there at the time, and according to police reports, he told the teenagers to run when officers arrived at the scene.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:45:34 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20896 at http://ripr.org Brown Doctor Accused of Allowing Teens to Drink Alcohol http://ripr.org/post/brown-doctor-accused-allowing-teens-drink-alcohol <p>Brown University Medical School professor and doctor at Rhode Island hospital is expected in court Wednesday on charges he violated Rhode Island’s social host law. Bruce Becker is accused of allowing alcohol at a birthday party for his 18-year-old son at their home in Barrington.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:03:41 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19655 at http://ripr.org