RI Cops Probed For Making Teens Do Pushups As Punishment [VIDEO]

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Rhode Island police pushups teens

Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox.

Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini says a woman called police Friday to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers then pulled over a car full of teenagers.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told Providence radio station WPRO-AM that the officers thought the best way to reprimand them was for them to do pushups.

A neighbor videotaped the stop and posted it online. It was first reported by WJAR-TV in Providence.

Lombardi said officers took the law into their own hands and called it unacceptable and that he wants the officers suspended.

Lombardi told the radio station, "You can't fix stupid. I think that's the only explanation here."

Martellini has ordered an internal investigation.





Don't Miss: Companies Hiring Now



Looking for a job? Click here to get started.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

This Elephant Was Separated From Her Mother As A Baby - But She's About To Get A Huge This Elephant Was Separated From Her Mother As A Baby - But She's About To Get A Huge
Man Built This Contraption In His Backyard - And Even He Was Surprised How Well It Worked Man Built This Contraption In His Backyard - And Even He Was Surprised How Well It Worked
19 of the Creepiest, Most Inexplicable Things People Ever Experienced 19 of the Creepiest, Most Inexplicable Things People Ever Experienced