PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The murder rate in Providence declined in 2010.
According to the Providence Journal, 15 people were murdered in the Capital City in 2010, compared to 24 murders in 2009.
Police Chief Dean Esserman says the decrease can partly be attributed to actions the department took to curb domestic violence.
The number of domestic violence murders in Providence fell from eight in 2009 to three in 2010.
That news comes after reports the state of Rhode Island has 11 domestic homicides in 2010, the most in at least 30 years.
An officer at the ACI is accused of using excessive force on a prisoner, state police said in a news release Thursday.
A landlord told officials he saw a man trying to break into one of his apartments, then tackled him to the ground until police arrived on scene.
As thousands of mourners paid their respects to a former leader, controversy surrounds the interpreter accused of using fake sign language at Tuesday’s memorial.
A state grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old on a murder charge for allegedly shooting a man to death while he was working on a vehicle in his driveway.
The group working to build a memorial at the site of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people said on Thursday there will be no formal memorial service at the site to mark the 11th anniversary of the fire, a departure from past…