Lewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the appointment of Dr. Gary L. Collins as Delaware’s Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins will oversee the many forensic and pathology testing functions performed by the Division of Forensic Science (DFS).
Governor Markell issued the following statement in reaction to the video used by New Castle County Police to make two arrests of teenagers charged in the attacking and beating of a young man with a developmental disability.
Building on his 2013 pledge that all Delaware schools would have a “state-of-the-art school safety plan” by the end of 2014, Governor Markell signed legislation that requires schools to have a comprehensive and up-to-date plan by this month.
Joined by leaders from the City of Wilmington, New Castle County, various law enforcement bodies, and anti-violence community groups at a news conference in Freedom Plaza, Governor Markell announced the formation of a new Gun Investigation Unit at the Delaware State Police to focus on better prevention of and ensuring punishment for illegal gun sales.
Joined by elected officials, law enforcement officers, first responders, non-profit leaders, and families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Governor Markell signed legislation authorizing law enforcement officers to carry Naloxone, a prescription drug that counteracts the effects of opioid-related overdoses.
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