NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former North Providence police office serving time for burglary and other charges is asking a judge to reduce his 20-year sentence.
The Providence Journal reports Michael Cierci spoke for 25 minutes during a hearing in Superior Court on Monday, apologizing for his crimes and telling Judge Robert Krause that he is ready to become a productive member of society.
Cierci, who cannot be released until July 2025 under his current sentence, was arrested in 2007.
A jury convicted him of burglarizing homes in Pawtucket and North Providence, using a firearm in the commission of his crimes and harboring a criminal.
The state attorney general's office opposes any early release.
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