The CH 10 story mentions a former trooper trying to get his son on the state police even though the son has had “twenty encounters with the law” including one incident when he was arrested and he failed to mention it to state police during his interview. The Trooper in the CH 10 story, LT. Mike Casey, claims he was pressured by State Police brass to alter the scathing background report he conducted on the son of the former trooper attempting to join the state police.
The state police internal report identified the potential young recruit as Garrett Demers, son of former trooper James Demers. James Demers, who works security at the Dunk, is reportedly good friends with House Speaker Nick Mattiello and Garrett Demers works at the Rhode Island State House for Speaker Mattiello. Hmmm?
Sources claim pressure came from the Speakers office to the State Police to get Trooper Casey to alter his scathing report on Garrett Demers. One state police source claims Casey “misunderstood” and that state police were not trying to get Demers on the state police force but rather just have Trooper Casey ” tone down” his scathing background check on Garrett Demers which includes twenty run-ins with law enforcement, arrest and vulgar language towards police.
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The state police will not send background checks they conduct to other police forces however other police forces do have access to read them at state police headquarters. State Police Colonel Ann Assumpico, 62 years old, suddenly announced her retirement after only two years on the job shortly before this story broke. Sources claim Governor Raimondo initiated the Assumpico retirement shortly after learning of the state police scandal. State Police deny the claims by Trooper Casey. Assumpico became the first female Colonel of the Rhode Island State Police after an extensive diversity search. Governor Raimondo has named a replacement for Assumpico but this time around has skipped the diversity search.
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