- Associated Press - Friday, November 4, 2016

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has issued an order faulting an East Providence police chief for continuing to improperly deny licenses to carry concealed weapons to three residents.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2f7hjvX ) the court on Oct. 25 tossed Chief Christopher Parella’s denial of permits to the residents and directed that new decisions be issued within 90 days that include the chief’s reasoning.

Last April, the court ordered the city to back up any denial of the license with findings of fact. It also determined the city was incorrectly applying the law by requiring applicants to demonstrate a “proper and true need” to carry.

Assistant city solicitor Robert Craven Sr. recently acknowledged that Parella was apparently using the state law that governs the issuance of licenses by the attorney general.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide