FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Rhode Island Cop Testifies Against Chief in Theft Trial

June 19, 2012  | 

A Pawtucket (R.I.) Police officer testified that a police chief handed him stolen money and told him to go spend it in Las Vegas and not say anything about it, reports the Boston Globe.

Officer John Brown, a 28-year veteran, said North Providence Police Colonel John J. Whiting handed him $714. The chief is accused of stealing the money from a stripper's SUV that he had pursued.

Prosecutors allege that Whiting also approached Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King and asked him to cover up the theft.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Dan B. @ 6/20/2012 6:28 AM

Uh-oh! He sounds screwed to me.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Pittsburgh Police Department to Expand Use of Body Cameras
In a reversal of their position, Pittsburgh's top police officials will allow patrol...
Oregon Campus Shooter Killed Himself
The shooter behind the deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon,...
Maryland Trooper Struck by Impaired Driver
A Maryland State trooper's vehicle was struck during an attempt to stop an impaired driver...
Video: Wyoming K-9 Saves Handler
A Cheyenne (WY) PD K-9 is being credited with saving his handler from an attack Tuesday...
More Police Refusing to Name Mass Shooters for Fear of Copycats
But when it came time to reveal the shooter's name, Sheriff John Hanlin adamantly refused,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine