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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston Police officer is on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation after a bad night in Rhode Island.
The officer, whose name and rank have not been released, alleges that his gun was stolen by a pair of strippers with whom he attended a Providence club. Those two women, Neish Rivera and Melissa Dacier, have been arrested on bail warrants.
The officer took a room at the Hampton Inn in Pawtucket over the weekend, where he met with Rivera. He and Rivera, a stripper calling herself "Natalia," had met on Instagram.
Rivera and the officer allegedly then met up with Dacier, another dancer, and went to Cadillac Lounge, a Providence strip club.
The officer alleges his weapon was stolen from his car's locked glove box after he sent one of the women to his car for a charger.
The gun has been recovered. Boston Police won't comment further on the status of the officer.
"We hold our police officers to a high standard, and this is unacceptable," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal. "It's something that I've spoke to the Commissioner several times today about already."
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal ( @Karynregal ) reports