Providence FOP statement on car chase

While its the administrations right to put people on administrative duty(suspension) for incidents they deem appropriate, we feel it would be more prudent to allow the facts and information regarding the investigation be vetted out prior to any suspensions.

However the Commissioner and Mayor have shown themselves as not being fair and impartial when it comes to officers in Providence and have always chosen the heavy handed tactics and mindset of guilty until proven innocent. In all actuality, criminals are being treated better.

Every person involved in criminal activity will now fight with police thanks to the Mayor and Commissioners actions. What do they have to lose…cops to the forefront garnering all the attention and the criminal activity gets no headline.