Paul Archetto http://ripr.org en State Police Will Investigate Cranston Police Ticketing Blitz http://ripr.org/post/state-police-will-investigate-cranston-police-ticketing-blitz <p>State Police have responded to calls by two Cranston city councilors to investigate a ticketing blitz that took place in November.</p><p></p><p>Mayor Allan Fung announced the State police's participation at a press conference Thursday.</p><p>The two city councilors, Paul Archetto and Steven Stycos, say their wards were unfairly targeted with parking tickets because they voted against a proposed police contract earlier in the year.</p><p>Some 130 tickets were issued in their wards; only nine tickets were issued in the rest of the city during the same time period.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:10:26 +0000 John Bender 27484 at http://ripr.org State Police Will Investigate Cranston Police Ticketing Blitz Cranston City Councilors Want State Police To Probe Ticket Scandal http://ripr.org/post/cranston-city-councilors-want-state-police-probe-ticket-scandal <p>Two Cranston city councilors are calling on the state police to take over an investigation into allegations that city police issued parking tickets as political retaliation.&nbsp;</p><p>THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED <a href="http://ripr.org/post/state-police-will-investigate-cranston-police-ticketing-blitz">HERE.</a></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:07:29 +0000 Flo Jonic 27455 at http://ripr.org 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