Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury
This media release was previously issued on Friday, May 26, 2023


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Having received approval from the Presiding Justice of the Superior Court on May 25, the Office of the Attorney General announced the following on May 26:


On May 26, the Providence County Grand Jury has reported out the results of its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of Russell Dufault during an attempted arrest on April 27, 2022 in Woonsocket. The grand jury determined that the actions of the members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force, including Rhode Island State Police Detectives Theodore Gibbons and Greg Demarco and a deputy United States Marshal, were lawful and legally justified.


Given Rhode Island law and procedure regarding grand jury secrecy, no further information regarding the proceedings before the grand jury will be forthcoming.