Corrections Officer Placed on Leave After Driving Truck into Protestors

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Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility. (Wikimedia Commons)

A corrections officer from Rhode Island who is accused of driving into a crowd of protestors outside of a detention center on August 14 has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Officials at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility said in a statement to The Providence Journal that Captain Thomas Woodworth has been placed on leave for driving his pickup truck into protestors outside of the Wyatt Detention Center.

“Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility Warden Daniel Martin is also conducting a top to bottom review of the incident, Wyatt correctional officers’ response, and the Wyatt’s protocols regarding protest activities outside of the facility,” the statement read. “Captain Thomas Woodworth has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the independent investigation being conducted by the Rhode Island State Police and the Wyatt’s internal investigation.”

In an August 14 video posted…

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