This information pertains to the investigation into 38 Studios by the Rhode Island State Police. State law exempts the release of certain personal information that could reasonably be expected to be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy or could disclose information furnished on a confidential basis. There are remaining records that cannot be released because they were part of the grand jury investigation. These records are protected by state law, which prohibits their disclosure.
The documents on this page were released to the public on March 2, 2017 unless noted otherwise.
January 24, 2018: State Police Releases Additional 38 Studios Records
The Rhode Island State Police today released non-privileged, non-grand jury audio files of interviews conducted during its criminal investigation of 38 Studios. The transcripts of these interviews had previously been released and posted on the agency’s website, along with hundreds of pages of documents generated during the course of the investigation. The audio files took longer to post than the documents due to technical processing of the files. (See Witness Audio Files link below.)
Along with the audio files, the Rhode Island State Police also today released 78 pages of emails generated during the investigation that had been previously sealed from the public by a court order that since has been lifted.
Any redactions in the audio files and/or emails are in compliance with the Superior Court’s ruling concerning grand jury proceedings.
Additional documents may be added.
June 7, 2017: Content Added
June 2, 2017: State Police Releases Additional 38 Studios Documents
Earlier this year, the Rhode Island State Police announced it would release non-privileged, non-grand jury documents from its criminal investigation of 38 Studios. In March, the agency released hundreds of pages of documents, including transcripts of interviews. The agency recently discovered a digital recording of a third interview with one of the principals in the investigation that had not previously been transcribed or released. Two other interviews with this indvidual have already been transcribed and released.
In addition, the Rhode Island State Police has a number of internal communications, including emails and handwritten notes taken by detectives during the course of the investigation. These confidential internal communications historically have not been publicly released because they are exempt under one or more Access to Public Records Act exemptions. Because of the continued public interest in the 38 Studios investigation, the Rhode Island State Police has decided to release the documents in its sole possession.
The Rhode Island State Police today (June 2, 2017) posted the transcription of the interview cited above. Redactions in the transcription are in compliance with the Superior Court's ruling concerning grand jury secrecy. Rhode Island State Police also posted the detectives' notes to its website.
Additional documents will be added as they are reviewed.
State Police Emails (released 1/24/2018)
2012 State Police Emails - Part 1 (released 6/7/2017)
2012 State Police Emails - Part 2 (released 6/7/2017)
2012 State Police Emails - Part 3 (released 6/7/2017)
2013 State Police Emails (released 6/7/2017)
2014 State Police Emails (released 6/7/2017)
2015 State Police Emails (released 6/7/2017)
2016 State Police Emails (released 6/7/2017)
Detectives' Notes (released 6/2/2017)
Witness Statement (Constantino) (released 6/2/2017)