Thursday, December 3, 2009

Silence from U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island

Breaking News: On Tuesday, we told you about the allegedly drunk driving Assistant U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island who was pinched on Thanksgving Day. Yesterday, the story  about Gerard B. Sullivan went national, picked up by the Associated Press, CBS News, The Boston Globe, etc.

Now comes word that the Sullivan's boss has gone silent. The Providence Journal just posted this story:

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island on Thursday refused to comment on a veteran prosecutor’s arrest early Thanksgiving Day for refusing to take a chemical breath test after a Warwick police officer saw him driving erratically. “The Department of Justice instructed us not to talk about it,” Thomas Connell, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, said in response to questions about Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan. Connell told The Journal earlier this week that the office was aware of the charge and would work with the Department of Justice to address any administrative consequences Sullivan might face.