- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware’s top court has found that two reprimanded Georgetown police officers’ rights may have been violated, but since they don’t work for the department anymore, the issue is moot.

The News Journal reports (http://delonline.us/1FBrEHP ) that a Delaware Supreme Court ruling issued Tuesday upheld a Superior Court decision to not erase the reprimands in employment files or provide other relief.

The ruling stems from a 2009 meeting, where off-duty officers warned a town council member about low morale and other concerns. A captain later determined that the officers were insubordinate and they were reprimanded.

The justices found that most of the officers’ claims did not have merit, but it was “technically correct” that having a Dover officer investigate the incident was a violation of the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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