Former N. Providence police officer granted parole

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A former North Providence police officer convicted of taking part in a large burglary ring has been granted parole.

The Rhode Island Parole Board tells the Target 12 Investigators that Michael Ciresi’s parole was unanimously approved at his hearing on September 6.

His release is tentatively scheduled for this month.

In 2008, Michael Ciresi was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of burglary, harboring a criminal, and using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.

Ciresi’s request for an early release in 2014 was denied by a Superior Court judge.

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections tells Target 12 that Ciresi is being held at the ACI in Cranston while he awaits his release, that date hasn’t been scheduled yet.