Providence council president calls for state police backup amid violent crime streak

Updated at 6:21 p.m.

PROVIDENCE – Amid staffing shortages and a rise in violence in the capital city, the head of the City Council is asking for backup from the state. In a letter and news release on Thursday, council President John J. Igliozzi asked Gov. Daniel J. McKee to send R.I. State Police troopers to “help quell this…

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