Delaware.gov logo
Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

Delaware News



  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Prison Sentence for Hockessin Killing

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

Prosecutors also secure guilty pleas to drug, weapons, and rape charges The New York man who shot and killed a Hockessin man was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Deputy Attorneys General Brian Robertson, Cari Chapman, Matthew Keating, and Abby Adams prosecuted the case against Benjamin Rauf, 29, of Westerlo, NY. In August 2015, Shazim […]




Attorney General Jennings Joins Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Declaration of National Emergency

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

WILMINGTON – Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 15 other attorneys general in a lawsuit to block President Trump’s unilateral spending of federal defense funds for construction of a border wall under the guise of an “emergency.” The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for Northern California. […]




Attorney General Jennings Unveils Internal Reform Measures for Criminal Prosecution

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

Prosecutors encouraged to divert more low-level offenders to treatment, ask for low end of sentencing, support commutations and expungements Citing incarceration and recidivism rates that outstrip the national average, an unprecedented opioid epidemic, and a groundswell of public support for reform, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday morning more than 30 internal protocols and positions […]




Driver Sentenced For Injuring Two Pedestrians In Dover

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019

Other defendants guilty on weapons and assault charges A man who ran over two teens as they crossed Route 13 in Dover has pled guilty and been sentenced to prison. In August 2018, William Smith, 52, of Dover, hit the girls with his vehicle while they were in a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of […]




Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019

Other defendants plea to gang activity, weapons, murder, rape, and theft charges Michael Capriglione, Chief of police for the Town of Newport, has pled guilty to charges stemming from official misconduct. In May 2018, Capriglione ordered the deletion of a surveillance video, which depicted him striking another vehicle in the parking lot of Newport Police […]







  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Prison Sentence for Hockessin Killing

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

Prosecutors also secure guilty pleas to drug, weapons, and rape charges The New York man who shot and killed a Hockessin man was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Deputy Attorneys General Brian Robertson, Cari Chapman, Matthew Keating, and Abby Adams prosecuted the case against Benjamin Rauf, 29, of Westerlo, NY. In August 2015, Shazim […]




Attorney General Jennings Joins Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Declaration of National Emergency

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

WILMINGTON – Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 15 other attorneys general in a lawsuit to block President Trump’s unilateral spending of federal defense funds for construction of a border wall under the guise of an “emergency.” The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for Northern California. […]




Attorney General Jennings Unveils Internal Reform Measures for Criminal Prosecution

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

Prosecutors encouraged to divert more low-level offenders to treatment, ask for low end of sentencing, support commutations and expungements Citing incarceration and recidivism rates that outstrip the national average, an unprecedented opioid epidemic, and a groundswell of public support for reform, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday morning more than 30 internal protocols and positions […]




Driver Sentenced For Injuring Two Pedestrians In Dover

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019

Other defendants guilty on weapons and assault charges A man who ran over two teens as they crossed Route 13 in Dover has pled guilty and been sentenced to prison. In August 2018, William Smith, 52, of Dover, hit the girls with his vehicle while they were in a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of […]




Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019

Other defendants plea to gang activity, weapons, murder, rape, and theft charges Michael Capriglione, Chief of police for the Town of Newport, has pled guilty to charges stemming from official misconduct. In May 2018, Capriglione ordered the deletion of a surveillance video, which depicted him striking another vehicle in the parking lot of Newport Police […]