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Black leaders, activists split on Darius Brown ethics inquiry

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington Black Wilmington pastors and activists are divided over whether a state senator cleared of offensive touching and disorderly conduct charges should still face a Senate Ethics Committee inquiry. Several, including New Castle County Councilman Jea Street, Delaware NAACP president Richard “Mouse” Smith and the Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Curry, pastor of Ezion Fair Baptist Church, say …

Darius Brown off another committee after incident at press event

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Darius Brown, D-Edgemoor State Sen. Darius Brown has been booted from yet another Senate committee following a heated altercation with a state representative. The Wilmington Democrat is alleged to have verbally abused Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, during a Nov. 8 press event where lawmakers gathered to witness Gov. John Carney’s signing of multiple criminal justice-related bills. “He …

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

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

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