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Friday, February 20, 2009

[RI] Current Narragansett Police Prosecuting Officer, Lt. Michael Gama

A blast from the past. Then-Sgt. Gama is NOW the prosecuting officer - handling arrest cases in District Court, working with the defense negotiating plea agreements, recommending punishments FOR OTHERS, reviewing every arrest and preparing all cases that are submitted to the defense, the state Attorney General’s Office and the judge. Amazing how things work.

Police officer files suit for false arrest

By Katie Mulvaney
Providence Journal, RI
Jun 16, 2005
[EXCERPTS] According to court documents, Gama suffered "severe mental anguish" when Horoho and the unidentified officer arrested him on March 16, 2002, and charged him with making threatening phone calls to his ex-wife the previous night. Gama, then a sergeant, denied the charge. Vespia and Choquette falsely advised the bail commissioner at the time that Gama was a repeat domestic violence offender on probation, according to the suit. The commissioner set bail at $25,000 cash, and Gama was held overnight. Gama's lawyer V. Edward Formisano wrote that a previous charge of domestic assault and battery case was dismissed in May 2000. Gama appeared in District Court, Wakefield, March 18, and was released on $25,000 surety. He was placed on administrative duty. At the time, Chief Vespia, who attended Gama's court appearance, criticized what he viewed as his "propensity for violence." Gama was acquitted of the charges that August. His lawyer sent the town a letter the following month seeking $1 million... The case was not Gama's first run-in with the law. during an argument. She was also charged with disorderly conduct and malicious mischief. Gama was Gama was suspended in 2000 for allegedly punching his ex-wifealso suspended in 2001 after the South Kingstown police charged him with leaving the scene of an accident... Gama pleaded no contest and was sentenced to six months' probation. In addition, Narragansett police one month earlier charged Gama with reckless driving after he allegedly ran a red light and drove more than 100 mph on Point Judith Road. The speeding ticket was later reduced to 50 mph... Gama, who has served on the Narragansett force since 1991,
was promoted to lieutenant
last May.
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  1. He is still a master at manipulation I see!

  2. He is a lying douche and shouldn't be representing Narragansett in the court system. Especially domestic cases!!!

  3. Payback is a fucking bitch!

  4. Thats the Narragansett Police for ya!
    All 100% dickheads and douchebags.
    now this dickhead gets to tell us what are punishment is after Getting second and third chances. Not Right What So Ever!

  5. Wait just a second before you all gang up on Gama. Here we have a situation where Gama was charged by the south kingstown pd with making threatening calls; a charge that SHOULD never have landed him in jail overnight. However, the SKPD erroneously told the bail commissioner that he was a repeat offender AND on probaton, an error that got GAMA detained. Then GAMA posts bail, and is ultimately ACQUITTED of the charge - in other words, he fought the charges and won. He was found not guilty. So this man has NO RECORD of convictions for domestic violence, NONE, and yet people commenting on this site seem to be horrified that he is prosecuting domestic violence cases??? If the general public wont accept an acquittal, and instead chooses to judge a person's character based upon the fact that a particular charge was FILED, why do we need a prosecuting officer at all? Why dont we just skip the whole trial process and go straignt to sentencing? Get your heads out of your asses people, . . . ANYONE can file a criminal complaint against another person, even you.

  6. He was forced to retire.........Now what do you have to say!?!?!?

  7. No kidding I have one against him. Hope he enjoys his FORCED retirement!!!

  8. When I grow up I want to be just like Gama. You get respect by giving it. He was a sucky person and that made him a sucky cop......Good fucking riddance!!!!!

  9. To Anonymous on Oct 17 above,

    Acquitted does not mean "not guilty." It can mean the victim is unwilling to cooperate, recants previous statements, doesn't show up, or the accused is treated preferentially due to their law enforcement status. I would like to know what factors determined Mr. Gama to be actually innocent.

  10. What happened? Why did he leave the department?


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