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  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Suspended Trooper faces prison after pleading guilty to six charges, including two felonies

Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 12, 2024

Prosecutors have secured multiple felony convictions, including Delaware’s first-ever conviction for Deprivation of Civil Rights, against a Delaware State Trooper for the assault of two juvenile victims, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday. Dempsey Walters, 30, was indicted in September 2023 for assaulting two victims — a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, whose orbital socket was […]




Attorney General Jennings obtains victory for manufactured housing residents

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Attorney General Kathy Jennings has obtained a preliminary victory for residents of the Pine Haven manufactured home community after the community owner, Blue Beach Bungalows DE, LLC, violated statutory protections afforded to the residents. An administrative hearing officer issued an opinion last Thursday, April 4th, finding that Blue Beach has willfully violated Delaware’s Consumer Fraud […]




Final NorthPak defendant convicted of two murders, more than 50 felonies

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, April 8, 2024

Prosecutors with the Delaware Department of Justice have secured 56 new felony convictions—including two first-degree murders and a litany of gun offenses—in a trial against the last remaining defendant in the State’s yearslong case against the violent gang NorthPak, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday.  “I’m grateful for the police and prosecutors who answered the […]




AG Jennings’ statement on Senate passage of Senate Bill 2

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Attorney General Kathy Jennings today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s overwhelming passage of Senate Bill 2, legislation requiring training and a permit to purchase a handgun. The Senate’s vote sends the legislation to Gov. John Carney’s desk.  For five years, all of us — not only me, but the bill sponsors, the advocates, […]




Prosecutors secure conviction against Jordan Ellerbe’s murderer

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2024

A Wilmington man has been convicted of the January 2015 murder of 16-year-old Jordan Ellerbe. Oliver “Butter” Henry, 25, has pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree and faces a minimum 15 years in prison.  Ellerbe’s murder ignited a rapidly accelerating feud between two rival gangs, Shoot to Kill and Only My Brothers. In the months and […]







  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases

Suspended Trooper faces prison after pleading guilty to six charges, including two felonies

Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 12, 2024

Prosecutors have secured multiple felony convictions, including Delaware’s first-ever conviction for Deprivation of Civil Rights, against a Delaware State Trooper for the assault of two juvenile victims, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday. Dempsey Walters, 30, was indicted in September 2023 for assaulting two victims — a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, whose orbital socket was […]




Attorney General Jennings obtains victory for manufactured housing residents

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Attorney General Kathy Jennings has obtained a preliminary victory for residents of the Pine Haven manufactured home community after the community owner, Blue Beach Bungalows DE, LLC, violated statutory protections afforded to the residents. An administrative hearing officer issued an opinion last Thursday, April 4th, finding that Blue Beach has willfully violated Delaware’s Consumer Fraud […]




Final NorthPak defendant convicted of two murders, more than 50 felonies

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, April 8, 2024

Prosecutors with the Delaware Department of Justice have secured 56 new felony convictions—including two first-degree murders and a litany of gun offenses—in a trial against the last remaining defendant in the State’s yearslong case against the violent gang NorthPak, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday.  “I’m grateful for the police and prosecutors who answered the […]




AG Jennings’ statement on Senate passage of Senate Bill 2

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Attorney General Kathy Jennings today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s overwhelming passage of Senate Bill 2, legislation requiring training and a permit to purchase a handgun. The Senate’s vote sends the legislation to Gov. John Carney’s desk.  For five years, all of us — not only me, but the bill sponsors, the advocates, […]




Prosecutors secure conviction against Jordan Ellerbe’s murderer

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2024

A Wilmington man has been convicted of the January 2015 murder of 16-year-old Jordan Ellerbe. Oliver “Butter” Henry, 25, has pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree and faces a minimum 15 years in prison.  Ellerbe’s murder ignited a rapidly accelerating feud between two rival gangs, Shoot to Kill and Only My Brothers. In the months and […]