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. 

JWJ December 05, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Got to assume Resmini's got something,probably wouldn't take the case unless he did.WPD staying mum as the defendant is predictable.Stay tuned as it eventually gets swept under the rug.
Really? December 05, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Give me a break. With no disrespect to the family intended. Resmini is just another ambulance chaser hoping that the insurance companies will settle for something even if he has no case. Its an unfortunate situation, but I think that most people are brought up to know that if you are stopped by the police, you pull over. You don't speed away no matter what the situation is, by speeding away, you now make it seem that you have a reason to be speeding away even if you don't. Just more money hungry lawyers trying to take advantage of a grieving family and a cash strapped city.
Danceswithwolfs1 December 08, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Seeing I can't e-mail you or reply back. If you want you can call me 401-767-2616 Thank You Teresa
Local Resident December 08, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I am very sorry about your sons death. Horrible. No one should be taking any of his belongings. They belong to his family. No matter how little or large. I am amazed how you are handeling this. It is tragic. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this most sad moment.
Bob December 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Have you been able to find out whom cashed his checks ? And who took his stuff ? I knew Ant, was a good dude.. and I am very sorry for your loss...


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