Police Chief Donny Williams

In an historic announcement Tuesday night, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo named Donny Williams as the City’s new Chief of Police. 

Hannah Breisinger

It was a tense City Council meeting in Wilmington this week, with Black Lives Matter protesters in attendance, demanding changes to police procedures and the city budget.

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Wilmington City Council has voted to adopt its 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. The $206 million financial plan does not include a tax increase. Other aspects of the budget stirred controversy at the council meeting.

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What started in Minneapolis – protests over the murder of George Floyd in police custody – is reverberating around the world.  From New Zealand to Brazil to Israel, Mexico, Turkey, Kenya, Japan, Canada – it might be simpler to list countries without protests.  Hundreds of thousands of people are marching, expressing their rage over what happened to George Floyd and other people of color before him.