Wilmington mayor to ask for county, state police help

    With prodding from Delaware’s Black Caucus Chairman Jea P. Street, Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker has agreed to ask Gov. Jack Markell for county and state police help.The officers would help curb violence after a record year of homicides in 2010.

    But as the Associated Press and Wilmington News Journal report, Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Lavelle is none too pleased that the city is pleading for  intervention after laying off six Wilmington officers.

    Lavelle called the situation “flabbergasting.”

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