Providence Police release body camera footage related to November 8th Wickenden Street incident
PROVIDENCE, RI – On November 8, 2020 at approximately 02:39 hours, Providence Police were on routine patrol in the area of Wickenden and Hope Streets when they observed four vehicles in the middle of the outbound traffic lane with a number of subjects surrounding one of the vehicles. In an effort to clear the intersection appropriately, police proceeded to render aide and inquire if the individuals needed assistance. The subjects involved proceeded to become combative and hostile towards police, refusing to move their vehicles. As a result of this incident, and pursuant to police policy regarding adverse compliance, two adults and one juvenile subject were arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing a Police Officer while in the Execution of Duty and this incident will continue to be under review.
“Community members have reached out regarding an interaction that took place between individuals and PPD officers on Wickenden St. this past weekend and we are proactively releasing body camera footage while it is under review,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “Our Police Department is committed to a transparent community policing strategy that builds trust with residents and responds to our community’s needs.”