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PAWTUCKET â€“ The state Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a majority ruling overturning a Superior Court decision denying the cityâ€™s appeal of a Policemenâ€™s Bill of Rights Hearing decision on its disciplinary charges against Patrolman Nichalas Laprade.
The cityâ€™s appeal resulted from a decision by a Law Enforcement Officersâ€™ Bill of Rights Act hearing on its list of 18 disciplinary charges brought over Lapradeâ€™s February 2011 conviction on charge of disorderly conduct by indecent exposure.
The Supreme Court decision will send the matter back to the Superior Court for reconsideration and potentially back to a rehearing by the Law Enforcement Officersâ€™ Bill of Rights hearing committee.
Full story appears on page A1 of Thursday's Times.