“First of all, if these allegations turn out to be true, I want the residents of Cranston to be assured that I do not condone any type of intimidating behavior by any city employees," Fung said in a release. "Because this is an ongoing active investigation, I cannot discuss this any further. As a former prosecutor, I have to respect the sensitive nature of an investigation and I would not want any public comments to jeopardize or taint it in any way.”
Fung indicated that once the mayor's office became aware of the situation, "we contacted the appropriate authorities who then initiated an investigation."
That could mean the State Police are investigating in addition to the police department's own internal investigation.
City Councilmen Steve Stycos and Paul Archetto said more cars were ticketed in their wards in the two days following their Nov. 14 vote against the contract than the entire month of October. Their claims included anonymous letters purporting to be from rank and file members of the department who say they were given the orders the night of the vote.
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