Lawmakers, police seek middle ground on oversight boards

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A series of livestreamed roundtables will focus on the need for civilian review boards and more access to law enforcement records. Photo by Pixabay/Pexels. University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden doesn’t believe police agencies need civilian review boards overseeing their operations and personnel decisions. Ogden also serves as chairman of the Delaware Police Chief’s Council. “These issues are complicated,” …

Legislative leaders spar over mask protests at school board meetings

Betsy Price Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware legislators issued dueling press statements about people opposing the school mask mandate. Photo by Vera Davidova/Unsplash   Democratic members of the Delaware Senate Education Committee lashed out Wednesday night, calling vocal protesters at school board meetings opposing the state mask mandate “immature and irresponsible.” “Our schools and our children’s education should not be held hostage by a vocal minority …