Esteban Carpio was led into court on April 18, 2005 wearing what
officials described as a ‘‘spit shield’’
intended to protect others
from blood and other fluids. Providence police say Carpio was injured
when he jumped out a window and in a struggle with police. Relatives
allege police brutality.
Esteban Carpio, seen during one of his initial court appearances.
(Credit: AP Photo/Mary Murphy)
Esteban Carpio appears at the status conference on January 17, 2006 in
Superior Court in Providence.
(Journal photo / Gretchen Ertl)