Former Johnston officer given suspended sentence

Marisa Ciccone

A former rookie Johnston police officer pleaded no contest Tuesday to willful trespass and simple assault, the attorney general's office said.

Marisa Ciccone was accused of barging into a Warwick man's home in August and demanding money over an alleged drug transaction. Police said Ciccone struck a 17-year-old girl in the face.

As part of a plea agreement, Ciccone received a one-year suspended sentence and probation. She was also ordered to have counseling for substance abuse.

Ciccone was initially charged with breaking and entering, simple assault and battery, and disorderly conduct.{} She was fired from the Johnston Police Department for violating department regulations, policies and procedures.