No Charges Against Providence Police Officer In Excessive Force Case

A Rhode Island Grand Jury has refused to indict a Providence Police Officer Domingo Diaz, accused of using excessive force during an incident involving several teens last year.

“The grand jury is a critical part of our criminal justice system. The grand jurors in this matter worked hard to carefully sort through all the testimony and evidence that was presented to them – including body-worn camera footage, use-of-force expert testimony, witness accounts, and reports from both the Providence Police Department and Rhode Island State Police,” said Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. “The legal and factual issues involved in this case were complex and not easy ones for the grand jurors to grapple with. As with all members of the public who give their time to perform this important criminal justice function, I am grateful to them for their service.”

Two officers were suspended after chasing three teens through several streets after they allegedly pointed a BB gun out of a moving car.

The Attorney General will not prosecute a second officer involved in the incident.


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