Rhode Island Police Don’t Just Make Arrests. Some Also Act As Prosecutors.
The state is one of eight that allows cops to arraign people on misdemeanor charges. Advocates and academics say the practice is unjust.
This article is... something else. In several states, including Rhode Island, police (none w law degrees, but some w degrees in “public speaking,” so... ok?) can charge misdemeanors and even prosecute them to completion!