Cranston man, who torched police cruiser last June, sentencing postponed

The sentencing was supposed to take place Monday, July 19..

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – The sentencing of a Cranston man- linked to the destruction of a police cruiser during last summer’s riot in Providence- has been postponed.

The sentencing was supposed to take place Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. There is no new sentencing date.

The FBI had arrested 31-year-old (30 at the time of the arrest) Nicholas L. Scaglione for his involvement in the destruction of a police cruiser during a downtown riot on June 2, 2020.

Information presented to the court says Scaglione had squirted flammable liquid into the cruiser, which fully engulfed it.

According to court documents, Scaglione wrote in a text message, “But that police cruiser that went up in flames last night can be replaced… I was pissed. I’ve been pissed. That was pent-up years of rage and frustration with the way I’ve seen and been treated by police. That cop car can be replaced. People’s lives cannot… Then I go out fighting and standing up for s**t I believe in. Cuz I know for a fact if it was you or anyone else I was close to I’d burn the whole police force down and not even blink.”

This is a developing story- check back for details.

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