- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Monday called on the state police and attorney general’s office to release all the information they have about the state’s failed $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Red Sox player Curt Schilling.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell announced on Friday that there would be no criminal charges following a yearslong investigation. They released an eight-page report that summarized what happened, but gave no new information.

Mattiello, a Democrat, released a statement on Monday saying “taxpayers have a right to the complete story.”

O’Donnell said while he agrees the public has a right to know, the investigation remains open and authorities must abide by laws and rules that govern grand juries.

A spokeswoman for Kilmartin reiterated that the investigation was open, albeit inactive.

“Release of documents could jeopardize the integrity of the investigation should new information come to light that would warrant it to be reactivated,” spokeswoman Amy Kempe said. “This request appears to be a political reaction, not a legal reaction.”

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