Grand Jury Indicts Police Sergeant
Barrington Sgt. Joseph Andreozzi has been indicted for obstructing justice and cyberstalking; he has been suspended without pay since last November.
Barrington Police Sgt. Joseph Andreozzi was indicted last Friday, Jan. 18, by a Providence County Grand Jury on one felony count of obstructing the judicial system and one count of cyberstalking, according to the Attorney General’s office.
Andreozzi, 46, who has been out on suspension without pay since last November, is alleged to have harassed his ex-wife by electronic communications, according to the Attorney General’s office.
He also tried between Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 last year to obstruct or impede the due administration of justice, according to the new release.
The alleged events took place in Barrington, and the Rhode Island State Police conducted the investigation to preserve impartiality.
Personal recognizance was set at $1,000 and Andreozzi is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on Feb. 6.
Andreozzi was arrested by the RI State Police after Barrington police turned over the case to them, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. He was immediately placed on administrative leave.
Andreozzi was suspended without pay after being formally charged on Nov. 16 with obstructing an investigation into a domestic disorderly conduct charge and the cyberstalking charges lodged against him by the RI State Police and cyber-stalking.