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Former Police Chief Sentenced

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019



Michael Capriglione, former Chief of Police for the Town of Newport, was ordered to surrender his certification and sentenced to probation by a Kent County Superior Court judge today. Capriglione pleaded guilty in February to Official Misconduct (Class A Misdemeanor) and Careless Driving. In May 2018, Capriglione struck another car in the parking lot of Newport police headquarters, while driving a departmental vehicle. He later ordered the deletion of surveillance video that showed the collision. The Court sentenced Capriglione to 1 year of probation with a second year of probation that will be discharged upon completion of $8639.07 restitution to the Town of Newport and a $75.00 fine. He also must surrender his Delaware Council on Police Training Certification. Deputy Attorney General Sonia Augusthy, director of the DOJ Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust, prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Delaware State Police and Chief Investigator Frank Robinson, on behalf of the DOJ.

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Former Police Chief Sentenced

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019



Michael Capriglione, former Chief of Police for the Town of Newport, was ordered to surrender his certification and sentenced to probation by a Kent County Superior Court judge today. Capriglione pleaded guilty in February to Official Misconduct (Class A Misdemeanor) and Careless Driving. In May 2018, Capriglione struck another car in the parking lot of Newport police headquarters, while driving a departmental vehicle. He later ordered the deletion of surveillance video that showed the collision. The Court sentenced Capriglione to 1 year of probation with a second year of probation that will be discharged upon completion of $8639.07 restitution to the Town of Newport and a $75.00 fine. He also must surrender his Delaware Council on Police Training Certification. Deputy Attorney General Sonia Augusthy, director of the DOJ Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust, prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Delaware State Police and Chief Investigator Frank Robinson, on behalf of the DOJ.

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