Off-duty officer faces charges in capturing of teen driver

A Rhode Island law enforcement officer is experiencing criminal fees for allegedly adhering to a motor vehicle total of teenagers and shooting the 18-calendar year-outdated driver in the arm outdoors a pizza store, authorities declared Thursday. Pawtucket Officer Daniel Dolan is billed with three counts of assault and one particular […]

A Rhode Island law enforcement officer is experiencing criminal fees for allegedly adhering to a motor vehicle total of teenagers and shooting the 18-calendar year-outdated driver in the arm outdoors a pizza store, authorities declared Thursday.

Pawtucket Officer Daniel Dolan is billed with three counts of assault and one particular depend of discharge of a firearm when committing a criminal offense of violence, Legal professional Basic Peter Neronha claimed.

Dolan, 38, faces arraignment July 16. He is at the moment out of state on a preplanned family vacation, Neronha mentioned.

According to the lawyer general’s office environment and earlier accounts, Dolan was off obligation and returning dwelling from a element assignment on the night of June 23 when he encountered an Audi sedan occupied by a driver and two passengers on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich.

The automobiles exited the freeway and Dolan tried to detain the driver of the Audi outdoors the pizza shop. When the operator of the Audi tried out to push absent, Dolan fired a person spherical from his service weapon, striking the driver in the arm.

Surveillance video from the pizza shop reveals an unmarked white pickup truck with a black bed pull alongside the Audi. A guy in civilian outfits gets out of the truck and holds up a badge and the Audi reverses absent.

The shooting happened off camera.

James Howe, an legal professional for the teens, discovered the a single who was shot as Dominic Vincent, 18, of West Greenwich. The other two men and women in the motor vehicle ended up his 18-yr-aged buddy and the friend’s 17-year-outdated brother.

No one particular else was hurt.

Howe has mentioned the teenagers were finding up a pizza and then heading to Vincent’s residence to watch an NBA recreation.

In a prior news meeting, he known as it an “unwarranted” attack that remaining his clientele traumatized.

“I imagine that the prices … are suitable and we have whole assurance in the business office of the attorney standard to prosecute this circumstance to the whole extent of the legislation,” Howe said in a telephone job interview Thursday.

Dolan advised investigators the Audi was dashing and he adopted it since he assumed it may well be fleeing the scene of a criminal offense.

Vincent advised police he didn’t consider Dolan was a genuine law enforcement officer, provided his clothing and the automobile he was driving.

A information searching for remark was still left Thursday with Michael Colucci, Dolan’s legal professional.

Colucci in a statement to WPRI-Tv set claimed the teens’ accounts of what took place are “highly disputed” by his consumer.

“In various instances, police officers, even when off-duty, are expected to get motion if they can, when they see one thing afoot,” Colucci claimed.

Pawtucket law enforcement are trying to find to suspend Dolan with out pay out, the section explained in a statement Thursday.

Elida Schollmeyer

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