Michael Capriglione, chief of police for the Town of Newport, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from official misconduct.
In May 2018, Capriglione ordered the deletion of a surveillance video, which showed him striking another vehicle in the parking lot of Newport Police Department while driving a department vehicle.
Capriglione pled guilty to Official Misconduct and Careless Driving and will be sentenced following a pre-sentence investigation by the court.
Capriglione has stayed on as the town’s police chief. Click on the headline below for earlier story.