Rhode Island officials have refused to release a document that contains allegations of inappropriate behavior by a high-level state official during a business trip to Philadelphia, according to Target 12. David Patten, the director of the R.I. Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, and Jim Thorsen, the director of the R.I. Department of Administration, visited a facility developed by Scout Ltd., which is leading redevelopment of the historic Cranston Street Armory in Providence. After the visit, Scout staff members wrote an email alleging that Patten made a series of inappropriate comments. Patten went on paid leave and his family told Target 12 he is out of work for medical reasons. Thorsen, who remains in his job, is slated to step down at the end of this month to rejoin the US Treasury Department.

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