Jeann Lugo

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Service Record

Providence Rhode Island Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2019.[1]
Salary $139,285 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative Duty[3]

Incident Reports

2022 Assault

On June 24, 2022, Lugo was off-duty and attending a protest when he struck one of the protesters. Lugo claims he was protecting someone who was being attacked.[1]

A video clip of the incident was posted online.[4]

Response Timeline

On June 25, 2022, Lugo was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.[1]

On June 25, 2022, Lugo was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.[5]

On July 8, 2022, Lugo pleaded not guilty.[6]

On November 16, 2022, a judge acquitted Lugo of the assault charge, finding that the incident was a result of Lugo's duty to "maintain public order".[7]

On January 5, 2023, Lugo's criminal record was sealed and will not be available to the public.[8]

The department had planned to fire Lugo based on 7 different policy violations.

On April 25, 2023, a panel empowered by the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBOR) determined Lugo had violated only two policies, including "obedience to laws and rules" and "rules governing conduct", and that firing was not the appropriate action. The panel suspended Lugo for 10 days.[9]

2023 Policy Violation

In 2023, a video was posted to social media that reportedly showed Lugo asleep in his police car. The video has been removed.[3]

Response Timeline

Lugo was placed on administrative duty during an internal investigation.[3]

On September 12, 2023, Lugo was suspended for 2 days and put on probation for six months.[10]

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