The police chief of North Providence, RI is ordering an investigation after a woman videotaped four police officers making boys do pushups. Police in North Providence RI were dispatched to a report of a damaged mailbox. The victim told police her mailbox had been damaged and police later pulled over a car with 5 teenage boys. The officers then ordered all boys out of the car and ordered them to do pushups as punishment for damaging the mailbox. A neighbor caught the pushups on camera and posted it online. Since going online it was reported by a local television station.
The mayor of North Providence offered the only explanation, “You can’t fix stupid.” The police chief acknowledged the incident and ordered an internal investigation.
It is never right for the police in any situation to take matters into their own hands. That is why we have lawyers, judges, probation officers. The police officers put their jobs at risk.
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