the republic logo

RI Supreme Court says Pawtucket can try to discipline officer accused of exposing himself


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled the city of Pawtucket can continue its efforts to fire a police officer convicted of exposing himself.

The Providence Journal reports ( ) the court ruled Wednesday the city can hold another disciplinary hearing in the case.

Officer Nichalas Laprade has been on paid suspension since his arrest in November 2010, when two women said he exposed himself to them. City officials moved to fire him after he was convicted in February 2011.

But an internal affairs officer missed a deadline by one day to file an evidence document in the disciplinary case, leading a hearing panel to find Laprade not guilty of department charges.

A state judge had rejected the city's appeal of the panel's decision.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.