Fire commissioner faces charges after alleged altercation

By: The Associated Press

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CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island fire commissioner is facing charges after police say he was involved in an altercation at a public safety union hall.

Deputy Police Chief Douglas Ciullo says 51-year-old Paul Santoro turned himself in Wednesday for charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.

The charges followed an alleged altercation between Santoro and 34-year-old former Cumberland Fire Commissioner Christopher Parent at a Cumberland union hall Saturday.

Parent was injured, but Ciullo says he does not know the extent of the injury.

Santoro is scheduled to be arraigned October 24th.

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