AG Says Hundreds Of Felony Cases Have Gone Unprosecuted

(Providence, RI)  --  An internal review conducted in the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office ahead of a transition to a new A.G. is yielding information about hundreds of felony cases slipping through the cracks.  The review indicates just over 13-hundred cases in Providence County between 2009 and 2015 have gone unprosecuted, and the statute of limitations has expired for more than half of them.  A statement from the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association expresses disappointment with those numbers and says a breakdown of communication is to blame.  Peter Kilmartin, who has to depart the office because of term limits, is set to be replaced by Peter Neronha in just a few weeks.


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