Lacoste v. RI State Police (2017)
Category: Active Case Due Process Fair Administration of Justice Open Government Police Practices
About This Case:
This is a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the RI State Police for abusing their power by retaliating against a Warwick resident who declined to serve as an informant for the agency in an ongoing criminal investigation. The lawsuit argues that RISP relied on a dubious state law to bar the plaintiff from continuing to work at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln when she bowed out of assisting RISP as an informant.
Suit filed in November 2017.
ACLU Cooperating Attorney:
James W. Musgrave
Related News Releases
- Nov 01, 2017 - ACLU Sues Over State Police Abuse of Power