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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins announced Thursday that City Councilman Matthew Reilly has stepped down.
Reilly, 41, was arrested Monday after an officer found him unconscious in his car after allegedly smoking crack cocaine.
“Matt made the right decision to step down so that he can focus his full attention on his well-being and young family,” Hopkins said in a statement.
Bodycam footage obtained by 12 News showed the officer shaking Reilly awake before searching him and his vehicle.
“With this action, a difficult week for our city has closure and it allows our local government leaders to focus on their responsibilities and mission to proceed without the distraction of this unfortunate personal matter for one of our councilmembers,” Hopkins wrote.
Reilly is a Republican who represented Ward 6.
This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
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