City Council gives first approval to changing Providence Police community relations role

THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL on Thursday gave first approval for changes to the classification and compensation of a new Providence Police Department community relations role, making it a civilian post rather than one to be filled by a sworn police officer. Pictured is Providence City Hall. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE – A monthlong controversy over Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s pick for a new Providence Police Department leadership role was settled quickly and with no discussion on Thursday. The City Council in two separate, unanimous votes gave first approval to changes to make what was a sworn police major role into a civilian job. The…

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