Elorza rebuts accusations that he refused state police help

Updated at 2:34 p.m. on August 6, 2021.

MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA on Friday rebutted accusations that he had refused R.I. State Police assistance in addressing crime in the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Friday addressed recent violence in the capital city, countering prior accusations that he had refused to accept help from state law enforcement and pledging to reinstill a sense of safety in the community.  In a virtual call with reporters, Elorza spoke about recent letters from both Gov. Daniel…

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