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East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares files Human Rights Commission complaint against the city

By   /  October 22, 2013  /  Breaking News, Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  2 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares has filed a Human Rights Commission complaint against the city, The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com learned Tuesday, Oct. 22. The complaint purportedly alleges Chief Tavares, an East Providence native and of Cape Verdean descent, has faced discrimination in his position, workplace harassment and a hostile […]

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East Providence Police Chief reiterates insistence he did not request State Police presence

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — During a second phone interview later Monday, Aug. 26, East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares expounded on his initial insistence he did not request an increased State Police presence in the city. “It should be made quite clear. I did not call the State Police and ask them to come in,” Chief […]

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City’s attorney asks legal rep for East Providence Police Chief Tavares to cool the rhetoric

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  3 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The latest twist to the ongoing saga surrounding the status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares came late Friday afternoon, July 19, when the city’s attorney requested his counterpart cool the recent airing of matters about the case in the media. Michael Ursillo, of the Providence law firm of Ursillo Teitz […]

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East Providence Police chief’s attorney delivers another response to City Manager’s recent statements

By   /  July 17, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — In what is quickly turning into a very public and almost daily tete-a-tete, Attorney Thomas McAndrew attempted to trump a recent statement issued by City Manager Peter Graczykowski in regard to the employment status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares with an 11-page packet of correspondence of his own. The attorney […]

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War of words continues in East Providence Police saga

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Writing on behalf of the city, East Providence City Manager Peter Graczykowski submitted a lengthy retort Tuesday, July 16, to a recent letter delivered to The Post and eastbayri.com by Attorney Thomas McAndrew, who chastised elected and appointed officials for their actions during an investigation by Rhode Island State Police into alleged […]

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Chief’s attorney continues to question motives of East Providence City Manager, Council members

By   /  July 12, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The legal representative of embattled East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares Friday, July 12, issued a terse response to a statement offered by City Manager Peter Graczykowski the previous day in regard to the recently released details of a Rhode Island State Police investigation into alleged misconduct. Attorney Thomas McAndrew first contacted […]

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State Police official adds perspective to East Providence Police case, sends full report to Budget Commission

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Police recently concluded a five-week investigation into claims of misuse of power on the part of some city officials in regard to the status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares, eventually deeming there to be insufficient evidence to press any criminal charges. The State Police issued a […]

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Gallogly reinstates East Providence Budget Commission on personnel matters

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Breaking News, Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  5 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — In what is likely a not-so coincidental development, State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly Thursday, April 18, reinstated the Budget Commission’s authority over personnel matters in the City of East Providence. Mrs. Gallogly did so in response to a request from Budget Commission member and City Council President James Briden. “I […]

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East Providence Police Chief Tavares says Swenson will be tough to replace

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — With Major Charles Swenson’s retirement announcement earlier this week, the East Providence Police Department and Chief Joseph Tavares will be searching for a new second in command, though it won’t be an easy task in the chief’s estimation. Major Swenson spent his entire career on the EPPD, moving his way up through […]

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