Joseph Ventre Killed by Providence Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
345 Angell St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers were called at around 12:30 a.m. on a report of a man who was screaming in the street and possibly under the influence of drugs. They found him groaning unintelligibly as he rolled on the ground next to a ballfield. Officers struggled with the man as they handcuffed him. The officers held Joseph Ventre down on his stomach for about 90 seconds while cuffing his hands behind his back. An emergency responder joined them, and then he stopped yelling and died.

Agency: Providence Police Department

Motive: welfare check/erratic behavior

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Joseph Ventre

Death Date: May 7, 2021

County: Providence

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 34

Race: White

Cause of Death: Physical Restraint

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or Alcohol Use

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have Actual Weapon

Weapon: no object

Fleeing: not fleeing

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