Former Newport Police Chief gets probation, fine after accident and order to delete video


Michael Capriglione, former Chief of Police for the Town of Newport, was ordered to surrender his certification and was sentenced to probation by a Kent County Superior Court judge.

Capriglione pleaded guilty in February to Official Misconduct (Class A Misdemeanor) and Careless Driving.

In May 2018, Capriglione struck another car in the parking lot of Newport police headquarters, while driving a departmentvehicle. He later ordered the deletion of surveillance video that showed the collision.

The court sentenced Capriglione to one year of probation with a second year of probation that will be discharged upon completion of $8,639.07 restitution to the Town of Newport and a $75 fine.

He also must surrender his Delaware Council on Police Training Certification.

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