Newport police chief faces charges stemming from parking lot accident

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A New Castle County Grand Jury indicted Michael Capriglione, 62, the longtime Newport Police Chief.

The indictment, the result of an investigation conducted by the Delaware State Police and the Delaware Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust, alleges that on Saturday, May 19, Capriglione, while driving a police vehicle, struck and damaged another vehicle in the parking lot of the Newport Police Department.

According to the filing, Capriglione did not report the collision to the owner of the other vehicle or any other authority and took additional steps to avoid detection.

The chief faces felony and misdemeanor charges, including evidence tampering and official misconduct.

Capriglione has been chief of the department since 1981 and was honored for his work with the state association of police chiefs in 2012

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