Fire commissioner faces charges after alleged altercation
Published 5:18 am, Thursday, October 12, 2017
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island fire commissioner is facing charges after police say he was involved in an altercation at a public safety union hall.
Deputy Police Chief Douglas Ciullo says 51-year-old Paul Santoro turned himself in Wednesday for charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
The charges followed an alleged altercation between Santoro and 34-year-old former Cumberland Fire Commissioner Christopher Parent at a Cumberland union hall Saturday.
Parent was injured, but Ciullo says he doesn't know the extent of the injury.
Santoro is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 24.