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Chiefs oppose new version of police bill of rights

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Police officers are not on board with a revised bill to amend Delaware’s Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights. The bill would open police misconduct records for the public to view and create two tiers of community review boards, each with the power to examine law enforcement agencies’ handling of officer misconduct cases and make recommendations for improvements. Police misconduct …

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Bill to remove double registration requirement passes Senate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to require Delaware cities and towns to use the state’s voter registration system for local elections passed in the State Senate Tuesday.  Under Senate Bill 233, voters who live within town limits would be able to vote in municipal elections without having to register separately with both the state and the town.  The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tizzy …

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Voter registration bill clears Senate committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to require Delaware cities and towns to use the state’s voter registration system for local elections overcame its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.  Under Senate Bill 233, sponsored by Sen. Tizzy Lockman, D-Wilmington, voters who live within town limits could vote in their municipal elections without having to register separately with both the state and the city.  The bill …

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Bill would eliminate double-registration for town, city elections

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

If passed, Delawareans living in 45 out of the state’s 57 municipalities would no longer have to register with the town in order to vote in its elections. Photo/Getty Images. When Maryann Pielmeier went to vote in favor of a referendum to build a new police station in Milford, she was turned away at the polling place and told that …

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Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The General Assembly will meet in person for the first time on Thursday, Jan. 13. (Getty Images) A list of pre-filed House bills released Thursday offers a glimpse into some of the issues the General Assembly plans to tackle when it reconvenes next week. Proposals included on the list range from a measure to make gun ownership legal for medical …

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AG Jennings clears officers of wrongdoing in Lymond Moses killing

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

Photo screen-captured from the New Castle County Police Critical Incident Briefing, linked below. The New Castle County Police Officers who killed Lymond Moses in January 2021 will not face criminal charges after Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced she had found their use of deadly force to be justifiable. On Jan. 13, 2021, three officers from the New Castle County Police …

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Mail-in ballots, paid leave, police reform top 2022 legislative agenda

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State legislators will be back in session in a little more than a month. Photo by Aimintang/Getty Images Signature In five weeks, Delaware’s 151st General Assembly will kick off its 2022 legislative session with many Democratic legislators looking to advance progressive causes that have previously struggled to gain traction.  Democrats control both chambers of the General Assembly by wide margins.  …