HouseĀ  passes updated police bill of rights by large margin

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed a bill that would establish new standards for reporting police misconduct allegations, hailed by sponsors as a giant leap toward transparency. After the bill passed, the Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, thanked the people who helped get the bill passed. ā€œI also want to thank the police …

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New laws: Police use of force, interrogation records, juvenile mug shots

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A raft of criminal justice bills were signed into law this week. Photo by Pexels. Eight pieces of legislation aimed at reforming Delawareā€™s criminal justice system were signed into law this week.Ā  The bills will expand mandatory reviews of police use-of-force incidents, mandate the recording of interrogations, prohibit the publication of childrenā€™s mugshots, end the prosecution of children under 12 …