East Greenwich Police Lieutenant Paul Nahrgang was found guilty Tuesday, Sept. 3, of assaulting a prisoner at the EG Police Station on May 22.
Kent County District Court Judge Frank Cenerini ordered the verdict to be filed for one year, after which Nahrgang can seek to have it expunged. Nahrgang was ordered to undergo anger management counseling and to pay court costs.
Cenerini found Nahrgang not guilty of disorderly conduct.
Rhode Island State Police arrested Nahrgang, 44, on July 16 on charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault, both misdemeanors. The arrest was the result of an investigation by members of the Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit of an incident that occurred at the East Greenwich Police Station in the early evening hours on May 22. EG Police Chief Tom Coyle contacted the State Police and requested assistance after observing a video tape of the incident the following day.
Nahrgang remains suspended with pay. Police officials would not comment on when or if he would return to work.