JOHNSTON, R.I. — A police union president in Rhode Island who talked to the media about a former police officer’s lawsuit against the town of Johnston is facing an internal investigation.
Detective James Brady spoke with the Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/2cFUDkQ ) on Sept. 15 on behalf of Adam Catamero, who in his lawsuit said his constitutional rights were violated when he was fired.
Brady said during the interview that Catamero was let go because high-ranking officers “didn’t like the way (Catamero) did things.”
He says he was later called into Chief Richard Tamburini’s office and told he was the subject of an internal investigation for speaking with the media.
Brady faces an interrogation by the department’s internal affairs investigator and possible suspension.
Tamburini and Mayor Joseph Polisena didn’t return phone calls requesting comment.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com