North Providence police officers will soon be riding in style. The town is completely replacing its fleet of cruisers. RIPR’s Flo Jonic tells us how they’re paying for it.
The town of North Providence is poised to buy 32 new police vehicles with proceeds it earned through the successful prosecution of Google. Google agreed to pay a $500 million fine for marketing illegal Canadian prescription drugs to Americans. As one of the Rhode Island investigating agencies, North Providence earned 60 million dollars of the settlement.