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      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.

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