City lawmakers, law enforcement leaders clash over how to address crime and safety

PROVIDENCE POLICE CHIEF Hugh Clements says hiring more police officers would help the department crack down on illegal ATV use on city streets. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE - Longstanding tensions over violent crime, illegal all-terrain vehicles and funding for police in the city were laid bare before the City Council on Tuesday, with one council member calling for the city’s top safety official to resign. The special meeting comes after a recent wave of highly publicized violent crime that has put…

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