- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington could lose $1.5 million in funding for fighting crime if city officials don’t tell state lawmakers where police officers are being assigned.

The News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/1I6HLm0) the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved the funding Dec. 2 to pay for 20 weeks of foot patrols and overtime patrols by Wilmington, county and state police.

The funding requires Wilmington to provide information about how current resources are being used.

Sen. Karen Peterson says the committee wants to know how many officers are assigned to specific tasks before giving the city the money.

Attorney General Matt Denn said he emailed Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings asking for the data several times but hasn’t received a response.

Cummings and Mayor Dennis P. Williams didn’t respond Monday to the newspaper’s requests for comment.


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

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