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 May 6, 2005
FBI seeks meeting with Providence, State Police
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BOSTON- The FBI says it wants to meet with Providence and Rhode Island State Police in the next few days to discuss whether excessive force was used in the arrest of a man charged in the fatal shooting of a Providence police detective.

The suspect, Esteban Caprio, was arrested about 45 minutes after he allegedly shot Detective James Allen with Allen's own gun inside Providence police headquarters.

At his arraignment Monday, when he pleaded innocent to murder charges, Caprio's face was badly bruised and partially hidden behind a mask.

Gail Marcinkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Boston, tells The Boston Globe that the agency has no plans for a broader investigation into a possible civil rights complaint. She would not speculate on the substance of the meetings.

There was no comment on the request from Providence or Rhode Island State Police.

Police have said they had no evidence excessive force was used in the arrest, but they have promised to review the matter after Allen's funeral.

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