NOVEMBER 14, 2022

6:00 P.M

 

SPECIAL MEETING NORTH SMITHFIELD TOWN COUNCIL

83 GREENE STREET, NORTH SMITHFIELD 

PARTICIPATION FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY

 

The meeting will also be livestream. Please join the meeting (viewing only) from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFgw5KxL950ZgZ_DKz8B-MQ

or go to the North Smithfield YouTube page - North Smithfield Town Meetings

*If technical difficulties occur during livestream the above specified meetings will resume as scheduled.

Documents related to the meeting will be posted on the Town Council’s page of the Town’s website on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., see link here:

https://clerkshq.com/NorthSmithfield-ri

  1. I. OPEN MEETING – PRAYER – PLEDGE
  2. II. ROLL CALL
  1. III. EXECUTIVE SESSION (closed)
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on RIGL 42-46-5(A)(2) Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation or Work Sessions Pertaining to Collective Bargaining or Litigation:
  3. 1. Donna Rovedo vs. Town of North Smithfield et al., C.A. No: 22-cv-00367
  1. IV. OPEN SESSION
  2. A. Discussion by Council, Vote, or Other Action on Donna Rovedo vs. Town of North Smithfield et al., C.A. No: 22-cv-00367
  1. V. ADJOURN

Individuals requesting special assistance should contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 767-2200, ext. 326 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting date.

Agenda posted 8, 2022

 

The video showing the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols by Memphis Police is out. It starts with cops surrounding his car and throwing him to the ground, with Nichols saying "I didn't do anything!" Nichols, who is Black, died in the hospital days after the January 7th traffic stop involving now former police officers.       President Biden says he is "outraged" following the release of the video showing Memphis police officers beating Tyre Nichols. In a statement released after the video became public, Biden said he was outraged and "deeply pained" to see the video of the beating that resulted in Nichols' death. He added that it is another "painful reminder" of the fear, trauma and pain that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.       The White House is urging peaceful protests ahead of the release of footage showing the traffic stop that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Biden has been briefed on the contents of the video and is monitoring the situation in Memphis. She added there must be accountability when officers violate their oath.        A woman who survived the deadly mass shooting in southern California is speaking out. The woman told KTLA her dance partner bravely shielded her from the bullets and it cost him his life. A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for Yu Kao, who went by Andy Mr. Nice.        News anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are set to leave "GMA3." The two were taken off the air after news of their romantic relationship became public. ABC News launched an internal investigation and a contentious mediation session was held yesterday that resulted in the two anchors leaving the network.        TMZ reports Drake's Los Angeles home was burglarized overnight. Police told the outlet the rapper's security reported seeing an unknown man leaving the residence while carrying something. Cops arrested the suspect after he was spotted walking down a street nearby.