No charges against former Mayor Flanagan in alleged intimidation case

By News Staff

The probe into the alleged intimidation case involving former Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan and a City Councilor has ended.

William Connolly, the special prosecutor handling the case, concluded that the evidence is insufficient to prove former Mayor Flanagan committed a criminal offense.

City Councilor Jasiel Correia accused Flanagan back in August of trying to intimidate him by showing him a gun while in his SUV after he signed a petition to recall Flanagan.  Flanagan has said Correia asked to see his gun because he was considering getting a gun license. 

Investigators interviewed 16 witnesses, reviewed news reports and radio interviews, and analyzed telephone records and text messages to reach their conclusion.

In the final report released Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Connolly stated that while Correia and his story are credible, the investigation will be closed and no criminal charge will be issued. 

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