A Cranston police officer who says he was tricked into accepting a demotion is now asking for a promotion and hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars in damages. Patrolman Matthew Josefson wants to be promoted to sergeant and be reimbursed for loss of salary and emotional distress. The City Council is siding with Josefson, saying that he was forced to accept a reduction in rank. However, currently there is no sergeant vacancy with the department. The 32-year-old man has been with the department for over a decade.