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 May 15, 2005
Civil rights groups, officials weigh in on review of Carpio's
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Several civil rights groups and state officials want civilian witnesses included in the probe of a suspected murderer's treatment. A group comprised of Providence and state police, and F-B-I agents is reviewing how law enforcement officials handled Esteban Carpio. He is accused of shooting Providence Detective Sergeant James Allen last month. Carpio's face was severely bruised and oozing blood when he was arraigned. His family alleged police used excessive force. Three civil rights groups, the director of the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, and public defender John Hardiman are weighing in on the review of Carpio's treatment. The Providence Journal reports they want the group to interview civilians who saw Carpio before and after his arrest. They also want the panel to get videotapes from private surveillance cameras near where Carpio was captured.
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