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Statement from Central Falls Mayor James Diossa on the Wyatt incident



“Due to the grave and serious nature of the night’s events, our first calls were to the Attorney General‘s office to ask if they would lead the investigation and we are grateful for their professionalism and their deliberative approach to this important undertaking,” said Central Falls Mayor James Diossa. “I would like to thank General Neronha and Colonel Manni and we greatly appreciate the collaboration of the Rhode Island State Police, the Office of the Attorney General and the Central Falls Police Department as they investigate the incident outside of the Wyatt Detention Center on August 14th.

“As General Neronha noted, this is a complex investigation that involves many people and I want to echo his call for any additional witnesses to come forward. If you would like to make a statement, please reach out to the Office of the Attorney General, the Rhode Island State Police or the Central Falls Police Department. The Central Falls Police Department can be reached in the following ways: 401-727-7411 or or come to the Department and ask to speak to Detective Lieutenant Rodriguez.

“Finally, I am personally thankful to the men and women of the Central Falls Police Department for their commitment to our city, our residents and those who wish to exercise their rights to assemble and speak freely on our streets.”

[From a press release]