State Supreme Court Rules On AG Decision

(Undated)  --  The Rhode Island Supreme Court is siding with Attorney General Peter Kilmartin in his decision not to represent a state trooper facing a lawsuit. The state's high court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the A.G.'s office was within its rights to refuse representation for State Trooper James-Donnelly-Taylor, who was accused of assaulting an arrestee at a jail cell in the Lincoln barracks in 2014. The court backed Kilmartin's determination that the trooper's actions were outside the scope of his employment.

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