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Providence Police Chief Breaks Up Party At Own Home Over Underage Drinking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman says he broke up a graduation party for his daughter at his own home after becoming aware that some underage party-goers were drinking.

WPRI-TV reports that Esserman issued a statement on Saturday saying a number of “unexpected and uninvited guests” showed up at the party on Friday, and that some were drinking alcohol without his knowledge or consent.

Esserman said he stopped the party and told all of the guests to leave, after first checking to see if anyone driving was under the influence.

The party was being held to celebrate his daughter’s graduation from La Salle Academy, a Catholic high school.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Angel Taveras told WPRI in an e-mail that the city’s public safety commissioner was reviewing the incident.

In February, Esserman was suspended from his job for one day after a verbal altercation with a subordinate.
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Information from: WPRI-TV

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