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Prosecutor: Guards Won't Face Charges For Actions During R.I. Detention Center Protest

A video posted to Facebook by a group of protesters at a Rhode Island detention facility depicts a truck driving toward a crowd of demonstrators. (Screenshot via Never Again Action on Facebook)
A video posted to Facebook by a group of protesters at a Rhode Island detention facility depicts a truck driving toward a crowd of demonstrators. (Screenshot via Never Again Action on Facebook)

Rhode Island's attorney general says guards involved in a clash outside a detention facility during a protest of federal immigration policies won't face charges.

Democrat Peter Neronha announced the criminal investigation's conclusion Wednesday.

Capt. Thomas Woodworth drove his truck through a group protesting Aug. 14 outside the detention facility in Central Falls.

Warning: The video below contains explicit language and may be disturbing to some viewers.

Woodworth resigned. His attorney told the Providence Journal that Woodworth didn't hit anyone with his truck and that he's relieved by the outcome.

The Jewish youth movement Never Again Action organized the protest and condemned Neronha.

The group says witnesses who testified before the grand jury said prosecutors focused only on protesters' actions and attempted to justify the guards' actions.

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