- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - City officials say two parking enforcement officers have been fired because they allowed employees at a Providence coffee shop to park their cars without paying parking meters.

Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told WPRI-TV (https://bit.ly/1QpJfKx ) on Monday that the officers had been placing orange parking ticket envelopes on the employees’ cars for several months, but not actually handing out tickets.

He says police investigated the accusations but found no evidence that the two received compensation or that the coffee shop was involved in the scheme.

Pare declined to identify the employees. He says they have each filed grievances against the city disputing their terminations.

Union officials representing parking enforcement officers did not respond to a phone call or email on Monday.


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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