- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A disorderly conduct charge has been dismissed against a Pawtucket woman who says a correctional officer pulled her hair out of her scalp.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1LuIkaV ) that a disorderly conduct charge filed against Josmely Taveras was dismissed on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office says the case was dismissed because Taveras didn’t have a criminal record and she agreed to donate $200 to the Victim’s Compensation Fund.

Taveras says an unprovoked attack at the Adult Correctional Institute intake center in January left her with a sore neck and back, and a bald spot.

A corrections department spokesman says the officer was suspended for three days and hasn’t returned to work. Further details weren’t disclosed.

Taveras says she wants an apology. A civil lawsuit is possible.


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

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