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Bill mandating police body cameras clears House committee

May. 12, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bill requiring the use of body cameras by police officers and certain other government workers working in a law enforcement capacity has cleared a state House committee and will be sent to the full House for a vote. Members of the Judiciary...

Inmate serving life for murder charged with killing cellmate

May. 12, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — A Delaware prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder has charged with killing a convicted child rapist with whom he was sharing a cell. Delaware State Police said John Cameron, 55, was arrested Wednesday at the state’s maximum-security...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

May. 12, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to date with the rapidly changing laws, visit Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill...

Bill requiring state permit to buy handgun clears committee

May. 11, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A proposal to require anyone in Delaware wanting to buy a handgun to first be fingerprinted, undergo training and obtain permission from the state cleared a Democrat-led House committee on a party line vote Tuesday. The Judiciary Committee voted to...

Police: Inmate fatally stabbed cellmate at Delaware prison

May. 11, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — An inmate attacked and fatally stabbed his cellmate at Delaware’s largest prison, police said Tuesday. Delaware State Police troopers were called to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on Monday morning for a report of a homicide,...

Slain Delaware officer remembered as a hero

May. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers joined family and friends in saying goodbye Monday to a Delaware officer who authorities say was fatally attacked while responding to a fight. Officers from Delaware, Maryland and other states as well as members of the...

Delaware teen accused of assaulting troopers after DUI crash

May. 09, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A Delaware teenager accused of crashing a car while under the influence then assaulting two state police troopers has been charged with several felonies, according to authorities. The 17-year-old from Milton was taken into custody Friday afternoon...

2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion

May. 09, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

They share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base. Yet there’s a deep gulf between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego in the high-stakes debate over whether politicians who support abortion rights should be denied...

Delaware traffic stop leads to arrest of Virginia man, woman

May. 09, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A traffic stop in Delaware led to the arrest of a man and woman from Virginia for gun and weapons charges, Delaware State Police said Sunday. Troopers were patrolling in Georgetown on Saturday morning when they pulled over a vehicle with illegal...

Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

May. 09, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel. Du Pont, who died Saturday at age 86 after...