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COVENTRY â€” According to a press release from the Rhode Island State Police, Colonel Steven Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced that the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Attorney Generalâ€™s Office have concluded their investigation into the Central Coventry Fire District.
The investigation determined there was no basis for the initiation of any criminal charges.
Senator Nick Kettle, Dist. 21 (Coventry, Scituate, West Greenwich) one of the Coventry legislators who requested the investigation, said he respects the work done by the State Police that he and other legislators requested.
â€śI hope this helps ease peopleâ€™s minds and they can trust again to help the district move forward,â€ť he said.
The criminal investigation began in January 2013 and was undertaken by the State Police Financial Crimes Unit with a letter of request sent by the town of Coventryâ€™s General Assembly delegation to Attorney General Kilmartin.
For more of this story pick up a copy of the Coventry Courier.