Cranston Police http://ripr.org en RI ACLU Seeking Answers to Cranston Parking Ticket Blitz http://ripr.org/post/ri-aclu-seeking-answers-cranston-parking-ticket-blitz <p>The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a public records request seeking answers to questions surrounding the so-called Cranston parking ticket scandal.</p><p>The wards of two Cranston city councilors were blanketed with parking tickets the day after they voted against a police union contract.&nbsp;The police captain who authorized the ticketing has now stepped forward to publicly identify himself.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:13:52 +0000 Flo Jonic 27776 at http://ripr.org RI ACLU Seeking Answers to Cranston Parking Ticket Blitz Cranston Investigating High Number Of Police Parking Tickets http://ripr.org/post/cranston-investigating-high-number-police-parking-tickets <p>Cranston police are investigating two city councilors’ allegations that their wards were blanketed with parking tickets in retaliation for their votes against a proposed police contract.</p><p></p><p>On November 14<sup>th</sup> the Cranston City Council voted 4-3 against a contract that would have given police officers an eleven percent raise over three years.&nbsp; The next morning the wards of two councilors who had voted against the contract were blanketed with parking tickets.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:05:05 +0000 Flo Jonic 26464 at http://ripr.org Couple Found Dead In Their Rhode Island Home http://ripr.org/post/couple-found-dead-their-rhode-island-home <p>A couple was found dead in their Cranston home Wednesday morning and investigators suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. The home had no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:48:26 +0000 Flo Jonic 24026 at http://ripr.org