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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki announced his pick for the city’s new police chief. He’s handing the reins to Robert Tracy after considering 35 candidates; only 10 including Tracy were interviewed.

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Wilmington will have a new chief of police next week.

The city’s current police chief Bobby Cummings announced Thursday he is retiring after 32 years on the force.

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Wilmington mayor Mike Purzycki says tax hikes and budget cuts are needed to avert what he calls a looming fiscal crisis in the state’s largest city.

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Members of the McDole family had their opportunity to discuss use of force policy changes with Wilmington police on Tuesday.

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The Wilmington police officers involved in the shooting death of Jeremy McDole will not face any federal charges.

The U.S. Dept of Justice says there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against the four officers who shot and killed the wheelchair bound McDole in September 2015.

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Last Friday, the city of Wilmington reached a $1.5 million settlement with the family of Jeremy McDole, a wheelchair bound man shot and killed by Wilmington police officers in September 2015.

 

McDole’s family has mixed feelings about the case, but they're glad a settlement has been reached.  


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The family of a wheelchair bound man shot and killed by Wilmington police has settled its lawsuit with the city and the officers involved.

 

Jeremy McDole’s family will receive $1.5 million dollars in exchange for dismissing all claims in the case.

via New Castle County Police Department

Friday marks one year since Jeremy McDole  - a 28-year-old wheelchair bound African-American man - was shot and killed by four Wilmington police officers.

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With many recent incidents of African Americans killed by police officers across the country, local leaders in Wilmington are looking for ways to build bridges between law enforcement and communities.

via New Castle County Police Department

Sadness, anger and a motivation to inspire change encapsulate the mood of local African American leaders in Wilmington in the wake of this week’s fatal shootings of two black men by police and Thursday night’s attack in Dallas that killed five police officers.


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