The Delaware Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust is investigating the officer-involved shooting on Wednesday in Wilmington and will determine whether the police officers acted in compliance with Delaware law. The Department of Justice reviews all cases where an officer discharges a firearm resulting in injury or death. This is an investigation that is separate from any internal Wilmington Police Department review. Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust responded to the scene of the shooting on Wednesday afternoon and will observe and conduct witness interviews and examine evidence. The office will take these steps as quickly as possible in order to provide an account of the incident to the public. Making a determination about whether a person – including a police officer – should be criminally prosecuted under Delaware law is the responsibility of the Delaware Department of Justice and the department will make that determination following investigation in this case.
The Department of Justice wants to ensure that it hears from any person who has information about this incident. Anyone with direct information about this incident should call Special Investigator Frank Robinson at (302) 577-8707.