Wilmington crime

Wilmington police chief selected to lead St. Louis PD

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki hasn’t yet said how the city plans to replace police Chief Robert Tracy, who on Tuesday was selected to lead the St. Louis, Missouri Police Department. Tracy’s selection as the Gateway City’s top cop was announced by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones Tuesday morning. It’s the first time in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s 214-year …

Wilmington crime

Wilmington police chief to step down

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington is in need of a new top cop. Police Chief Robert Tracy has been selected as a finalist to become police commissioner in St. Louis, Missouri, he announced Monday night. Whether or not he gets the job, Tracy will leave the Wilmington Police Department, the mayor’s office confirmed Tuesday. It’s not clear when Tracy plans to …

New Castle County Public Safety Department Recruiting Event

NCC to hold public safety celebration, recruiting event Saturday

Charlie Megginson Police & Fire, Government, Headlines

New Castle County’s Public Safety Department will hold a celebration and recruiting event Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Christiana Mall. The event will be held between Nordstrom and Cabela’s and will go on from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.  “We’ll celebrate our public safety, including police, fire, 911 communications, paramedics and the Office of Emergency Management,” said Sgt. Tracy Duffy, …

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NCC Public Safety Recruiting Event

Charlie Megginson

New Castle County is hiring police, paramedics, firefighters, crossing guards, 911 communications and emergency management personnel. At this event, you’ll be able to: Talk to a recruiter; apply for jobs on-the-spot; and witness specialized unit demonstrations. Sept. 10, 2022 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Christiana Mall between Nordstrom and Cabela’s. For more information, visit https://www.newcastlede.gov/2524/Public-Safety-Recruiting-Event-91022 Charlie MegginsonCharlie Megginson …

New Castle County's latest tax bill

New NCCo bills show new way to figure out taxes

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

New Castle County’s just-mailed tax bills come with an explanatory letter titled “Local service function tax rates have changed.” People who live in unincorporated parts of the county – and that’s most residents – and businesses in these unincorporated areas “will not see any change to their property tax rate,” the letter says. But it’s a different story for residents …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 7, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Sussex GOP condemns ‘racist’ mailer sent by conservative group McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent A tale of two bills: Paid leave and pot Culture Claymont eyed for new park with marina, amphitheater Winterthur offers $2 admission to SNAP members Sign …

Interrogation

Lawmakers aim to ban deceptive tactics in juvenile interrogations

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill set to be considered by the Delaware House of Representatives would make it illegal for police to lie to children during interrogations.  House Bill 419, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-Wilmington, would ban the use of deceptive tactics, such as making misleading statements about evidence or offering false promises of leniency to extract a confession or other incriminating …

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General Assembly votes to remove earnings cap on police, fire disability pay

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

The State Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday to remove the cap on the amount of money a police officer or firefighter can earn when out of work on disability. All 21 senators signed on as co-sponsors.  Under current law, when an officer or firefighter is out on disability, any earnings greater than that which they collected at the time …

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Bill would remove earnings cap on police, firefighter disability pay

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

A bipartisan bill released from committee today would allow disabled officers and firefighters to earn more money without being penalized. Photo/Getty Images. On Dec. 10, 2020, Milford Police Cpl. T.J. Webb was shot six times while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Rehoboth Beach.  The man who shot Webb was killed by police during the incident, but it was only …

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AG indicts Wilm. ex-cop who slammed man’s head into wall

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

The Delaware Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust has indicted a former Wilmington police officer after internet posts showing the officer using excessive force went viral on social media.  The division opened an investigation into Samuel Waters, 27, after discovering footage of a Sept. 21, 2021 incident during which he repeatedly forced a man’s head against …