Off-duty officer charged after assaulting woman during protest in Providence, police say.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — An off-duty Providence police officer has been charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct at an abortion rally at the State House Friday night.
Providence police identified that officer to ABC 6 News as Jeann Lugo, a three-year veteran of the force.
She told police Lugo did not say anything during the assault, but fled after the third punch.
In a tweet Saturday, police said that the investigation stemmed from the behavior of the off-duty police officer at a protest.
“The Providence Police Department is criminally investigating the behavior of an off-duty Providence Police Officer last evening during a protest at the Rhode Island State House where a female subject was assaulted,” a spokesperson for the department wrote in a statement.
@_HarrisonTuttle with @blmripac releasing this statement on off-duty police officer assaulting State Senate Candidate Jennifer Rourke — pic.twitter.com/EP5lIn3DaK — DOMINIQUE TURNER (@DomTurnerABC6) June 25, 2022. »