Wilmington may lose out on $1.5 million allocated by Delaware lawmakers for fighting crime if city officials fail to tell them where police officers are being assigned. Lawmakers and Attorney General Matt Denn are still waiting for a response, putting the cash in limbo more than a week since the funding was approved.
The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, during a rare out-of-session meeting on Dec. 2, approved the funding to pay for 20 weeks of foot patrols and overtime patrols by Wilmington, county and state police. Another $75,000 is for a Delaware State Police analysis of Wilmington crime data and high-crime areas.
The committee also awarded $580,000 to Dover to address crimes. Continue…