This is a successful federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department for violating the "clearly established" free speech rights of two protesters at a fundraiser in Roger Williams Park for then-Gubernatorial candidate, Gina Raimondo. The suit alleges that the police department's actions amounted to a "willful" violation of the "constitutionally protected right of people to peaceably assemble and demonstrate in public parks," and seeks various court imposted remedies, including monetary damages.



Richard A. Sinapi

Date filed

December 8, 2014