East Greenwich Officer Charged With Assault on Man in Custody

Jul 17, 2013

State police report an East Greenwich police officer has been arrested on charges of using excessive force on a man who was in custody.

State police said East Greenwich police Lt. Paul Nahrgang had a confrontation with a prisoner, then lunged at him and grabbed him around the neck. Nahrgang alerted East Greenwich police Chief Thomas Coyle about the incident. Coyle viewed the incident on surveillance tape and then alerted state police.

The incident happened on May 22nd, and Nahrgang turned himself in on Tuesday. He’s been released on bail and is scheduled to be arraigned next week.

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