Man killed by Pawtucket police had violent past
PAWTUCKET, R.I.—A man shot to death by Pawtucket police this week had a history of violence, and his daughter once warned police in Attleboro, Mass., that he wouldn't hesitate to use weapons against them.
Thirty-seven-year-old Jamie Coyle of Attleboro was shot to death by two Pawtucket officers Wednesday. Police say the officers were forced to defend themselves when Coyle tried to get out of his car with a gun, but Coyle's daughter alleges the officers "murdered" her father.
The Providence Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/yXauJR) that Coyle's daughter told Attleboro police last year that her father wouldn't hesitate to use weapons against them. She had reported her father to Attleboro police twice for assaults.
The two Pawtucket officers, Emmanuel Mejia and Jess Venturini, are on paid leave pending an investigation of the shooting.