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Mayor Fung not happy about City Council Resolution

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By Mike LaCrosse

mlacrosse@abc6.com

The Cranston City Council is not backing down on its efforts to bring Mayor Fung before them to answer questions about the police ticket scandal.

Monday night, the members passed a resolution that does several things including asking the mayor to come before them to answer questions about whether he or his staff placed a role in the ticket scandal.

"I can clearly tell everyone from the people of Rhode Island to the City of Cranston that this office had nothing to do with those ticket allegations that are being investigated by the State Police," said Mayor Allan Fung.

The council also heard from Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell.  He appeared before the council.  It comes about two weeks after the State Police took over the Cranston Police Dept.  They are overseeing the department as they look into allegations that 128 parking tickets were issued one night in November in an area of the city represented by two city councilors who voted against a new police union contract.

Col. O'Donnell couldn't reveal much about the investigation, but did ensure the council the police department is fully operational.

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