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  Category: Department of Justice


Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional Center

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019

Other defendants plea to drug, weapons, and robbery charges A Superior Court judge sentenced three inmates Friday for their roles in the 2017 Vaughn prison riot, which resulted in the murder of correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd. Dwayne Staats, 37, sentenced to two life sentences in prison plus 153 years for his conviction on 2 […]




Statement on Delaware’s rejection of Purdue Pharma settlement

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Delaware, along with other states, is issuing the following additional statement on a settlement offer by Purdue Pharma: A majority of states rejected the settlement proposed by Purdue and the Sacklers. We have heard the voices of families across the country calling for justice.  Purdue’s proposal does not provide anything close to the $10-12 billion […]




AG Jennings warns of misleading “at-home” sexual assault kits

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Attorney General Kathy Jennings released the following statement regarding reports of “at-home” sexual assault kits being marketed to universities and sexual assault survivors: Our office has been made aware of a new company selling sexual assault evidence kits for “at-home” use, seemingly targeted at college students. I empathize with survivors’ vulnerability and desire for privacy, […]




AG Jennings files suit against Sackler family for role in opioid crisis

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

Complaint accuses family behind Purdue Pharma of consumer fraud, negligence, and nuisance  Attorney General Kathy Jennings Monday sued seven members of the Sackler family for their role in creating and sustaining the opioid crisis in Delaware. The individuals named in the Delaware Superior Court complaint controlled and directed opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s two-decade course of falsely and deceptively marketing opioids, sowing the seeds […]




Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUV

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019

Witness intimidation sends man to prison A 30-year-old Seaford man who tried to flee from a traffic stop with a state trooper holding on to his moving vehicle pleaded guilty in Superior Court. Deputy Attorney General John Donahue secured the plea to Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangering, and Resisting Arrest from Brandon Showell. In June […]







  Category: Department of Justice


Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional Center

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019

Other defendants plea to drug, weapons, and robbery charges A Superior Court judge sentenced three inmates Friday for their roles in the 2017 Vaughn prison riot, which resulted in the murder of correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd. Dwayne Staats, 37, sentenced to two life sentences in prison plus 153 years for his conviction on 2 […]




Statement on Delaware’s rejection of Purdue Pharma settlement

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Delaware, along with other states, is issuing the following additional statement on a settlement offer by Purdue Pharma: A majority of states rejected the settlement proposed by Purdue and the Sacklers. We have heard the voices of families across the country calling for justice.  Purdue’s proposal does not provide anything close to the $10-12 billion […]




AG Jennings warns of misleading “at-home” sexual assault kits

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Attorney General Kathy Jennings released the following statement regarding reports of “at-home” sexual assault kits being marketed to universities and sexual assault survivors: Our office has been made aware of a new company selling sexual assault evidence kits for “at-home” use, seemingly targeted at college students. I empathize with survivors’ vulnerability and desire for privacy, […]




AG Jennings files suit against Sackler family for role in opioid crisis

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

Complaint accuses family behind Purdue Pharma of consumer fraud, negligence, and nuisance  Attorney General Kathy Jennings Monday sued seven members of the Sackler family for their role in creating and sustaining the opioid crisis in Delaware. The individuals named in the Delaware Superior Court complaint controlled and directed opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s two-decade course of falsely and deceptively marketing opioids, sowing the seeds […]




Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUV

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019

Witness intimidation sends man to prison A 30-year-old Seaford man who tried to flee from a traffic stop with a state trooper holding on to his moving vehicle pleaded guilty in Superior Court. Deputy Attorney General John Donahue secured the plea to Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangering, and Resisting Arrest from Brandon Showell. In June […]