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Connecticut state trooper arrested in Rhode Island

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police announced Thursday morning that one of their own was recently arrested in Rhode Island.

Pawtucket Police told State Police they arrested Trooper Marwing Pena and charged him with disorderly conduct and simple assault.

State Police have since suspended Pena’s police powers and have seized his department firearms, badge, identification, and police cruiser. Pena has been working for the Connecticut State Police since October 2018.

Pena will be arraigned in Providence Thursday.

An internal affairs investigation is underway.

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