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An off-duty Rhode Island police officer who ran for president is under investigation for allegedly assaulting his female opponent during an abortion rights protest Friday night.

Jennifer Rourke, who is running for the state’s 29th district, said she had finished speaking at a rally outside the state house in Providence when she was attacked by Officer Jeann Lugo.

The attack was captured in part on video by journalist Bill Bartholomew with the Bartholomewtown Podcast.

“I am a reproductive rights organizer and a candidate for the state Senate. Last night, after speaking at our Roe meeting, my Republican opponent – a police officer – violently attacked me,” Rourke wrote in a Twitter post. with the video.

“This is what it’s like to be a black woman running for office. I will not give up.’

The video shows a man hitting a woman twice on the head, hitting her once on the head. A campaign spokesperson told CNBC that Rourke went to the hospital for a CT scan.

Providence Police said she launched a criminal investigation into the incident and placed Lugo on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and an administrative review.

Lugo, who has been with the department for three years, briefly commented on the incident on Twitter. “I won’t run in front of any office this fall,” he says Posted† He was a Republican candidate for District 29.

Lugo and Rourke were not immediately available for comment on Saturday.

Lugo said in a statement to CNBC that he was in “a situation where no individual should see himself” and was trying to “protect anyone attacking a group of rioters.”

“There is currently an internal investigation and as the facts of the incident come to light, I request my family and I to maintain privacy,” he said.

Providence was just one of several cities in the country where protesters took to the streets after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion.


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