NARRAGANSETT – The pension board on Wednesday continued discussion of former Narragansett Police Officer Matthew Riley's pension, tabling the matter for 60 days. In March, Riley was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Posing  under a false identity, Riley had sent sexually explicit texts and photos to a 15-year-old girl in 2016.

In the summer of 2017, less than two months after federal and state authorities raided his home in Narragansett, the board granted Riley his pension, before an arrest was made or charge filed against the former Narragansett cop. Riley was a member of the Narragansett Police Department for 28 years.  

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I think Narragansett Citizens expect that someone charged with serious crimes like these that are either proven Guilty or Uncontested should not receive Pensions. There should be a severe penalty.

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