Claim in Anthony Lescarbeau's Death Alleges Officers Acted On Misinformation
Officials unable to comment as investigation continues, lawyer doesn't elaborate.
The claim filed by attorney Ronald J. Resmini on behalf of the three minor children of Anthony Lescarbeau alleges Woonsocket Police acted on misinformation while pursuing the 33-year-old after he fled a traffic stop June 14, ending in a fatal crash.
The claim, which Resmini has stated says the Woonsocket Police didn't follow the department's pursuit policy, asserts that the officers involved in the chase were provided with misinformation, "...resulting in actions above and beyond the standard..." (see copy of the claim attached to this article).
Resmini has not elaborated on that part of the claim, failing to return calls seeking comment on what the misinformation was and how it's relevant to his suit.
The RI Attorney General's office is investigating the crash, with the help of the RI State Police, and neither AG spokesperson Amy Kempe nor Woonsocket Police Public Information Officer Jamie Paone were able to comment on the case.
Resmini has said the minimum amount sought in such claims is $250,000.