Police Chief Admits He Ordered Deletion of Surveillance Video

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DOVER, Delaware — Michael Capriglione, Chief of police for the Town of Newport, has pled guilty to charges stemming from official misconduct.

In May 2018, Capriglione ordered the deletion of a surveillance video, which depicted him striking another vehicle in the parking lot of Newport Police Department while driving a departmental vehicle.

Capriglione pled guilty to Official Misconduct and Careless Driving and will be sentenced following a pre-sentence investigation by the Court.

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 Frank Robinson, on behalf of the DOJ.

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