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  Category: Department of Justice


Jennings, Office of Defense Services, and Legislative Leaders Announce Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019

DOVER – Lawmakers, prosecutors, defense attorneys and criminal justice reform advocates stood together Thursday to propose Delaware’s most comprehensive criminal justice reform effort in decades. The ambitious package of 19 bills aim to rebalance Delaware’s justice system by reducing the state’s high rate of recidivism, removing barriers to opportunity for inmates returning to society, and […]




Wilmington Man Pleads Guilty to 2017 Murder

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

Prosecutors also secure convictions for firearm, drug dealing, and racketeering charges A 40-year-old man who left a trail of blood from a homicide scene to his apartment complex pled guilty to murder. In October 2017, Timothy Jones stabbed a female victim numerous times inside a Porta-Potty in Kirkwood Park on the 600 block of East […]




DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Warns Delawareans About Scam Utility Calls

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) warns Delawareans to be wary of threatening collection calls purporting to be from Delmarva Power. The callers allege that the consumer has an overdue balance and threaten to have utility services shut off within minutes if large sums of money are not provided. The callers demand these […]




Delaware Joins National Suit Against Trump Administration’s Title X “Gag Rule”

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019

Rule change threatens funding for Delaware clinics serving thousands of patients WILMINGTON – Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that Delaware will join 19 sister states and the District of Columbia in a national lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s new “gag rule” altering the federal Title X family planning program. The suit, which is […]




Attorney General Jennings Announces Independent Review of Hair Evidence in Some Pre-2000 Convictions

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019

WILMINGTON – Citing the FBI’s acknowledgement of a decades-long pattern of flawed testimony from one of its forensic units, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated an independent review of criminal convictions involving potentially questionable hair evidence. The FBI regularly used microscopic hair comparison analysis as a […]







  Category: Department of Justice


Jennings, Office of Defense Services, and Legislative Leaders Announce Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019

DOVER – Lawmakers, prosecutors, defense attorneys and criminal justice reform advocates stood together Thursday to propose Delaware’s most comprehensive criminal justice reform effort in decades. The ambitious package of 19 bills aim to rebalance Delaware’s justice system by reducing the state’s high rate of recidivism, removing barriers to opportunity for inmates returning to society, and […]




Wilmington Man Pleads Guilty to 2017 Murder

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

Prosecutors also secure convictions for firearm, drug dealing, and racketeering charges A 40-year-old man who left a trail of blood from a homicide scene to his apartment complex pled guilty to murder. In October 2017, Timothy Jones stabbed a female victim numerous times inside a Porta-Potty in Kirkwood Park on the 600 block of East […]




DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Warns Delawareans About Scam Utility Calls

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) warns Delawareans to be wary of threatening collection calls purporting to be from Delmarva Power. The callers allege that the consumer has an overdue balance and threaten to have utility services shut off within minutes if large sums of money are not provided. The callers demand these […]




Delaware Joins National Suit Against Trump Administration’s Title X “Gag Rule”

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019

Rule change threatens funding for Delaware clinics serving thousands of patients WILMINGTON – Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that Delaware will join 19 sister states and the District of Columbia in a national lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s new “gag rule” altering the federal Title X family planning program. The suit, which is […]




Attorney General Jennings Announces Independent Review of Hair Evidence in Some Pre-2000 Convictions

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019

WILMINGTON – Citing the FBI’s acknowledgement of a decades-long pattern of flawed testimony from one of its forensic units, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated an independent review of criminal convictions involving potentially questionable hair evidence. The FBI regularly used microscopic hair comparison analysis as a […]