A call for vaccine justice from BIPOC community leaders
March 25, 2021

A call for vaccine justice from BIPOC community leaders

“We are identifying that there is an urgency to address the significant low vaccination rates within our...

December 16, 2020

PERA holding special meeting to discuss release of Sgt Hanley videos

On Monday, November 16 at 5pm the Providence External Review Authority (PERA), the only civilian police oversight...

December 16, 2020

PERA Director Batista unilaterally releases Sgt Hanley video

“These videos are public records,” said Director Batista, “and today I have decided to honor a couple...

December 13, 2020

PERA investigator issues report on PVD Police Sergeant Hanley’s use of force

Sergeant Hanley is observed in the following acts after the complainant is in handcuffs and lying on...

July 11, 2020

Providence’s civilian oversight board blocked by police from accessing body camera footage

A debate over body camera footage at PERA’s monthly meeting shows that relying on the police department...

June 1, 2020

Providence civilian oversight board calls for independent review of Sergeant Hanley investigation

“I think the community is exhausted with letting the police, police themselves.” The Providence External Review Authority...

April 28, 2020

Local minority community leaders want more input into Rhode Island’s COVID-19 response

“In order to properly address these issues, it is essential that our communities be engaged and empowered,...