Police captain charged with smashing man’s head to ground 

A VETERAN PROVIDENCE police captain shown on video smashing a handcuffed man’s face into the pavement over the July 4 weekend was charged with simple assault Thursday. Providence Police Capt. Stephen Gencarella pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Sixth District Court in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO
PROVIDENCE (AP) – A veteran police captain shown on video smashing a handcuffed man's face into the pavement over the July 4 weekend was charged with simple assault Thursday.  Providence Police Capt. Stephen Gencarella pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Sixth District Court in Providence.  His attorney, Michael Colucci, said outside the courthouse that…

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