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Del. Rep. Atkins Resigns From Committee

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker who sent an angry email to state police after being pulled over by a trooper for speeding has been removed from his seat on the public safety and homeland security committee.

House Speaker Bob Gilligan said Thursday that he removed Rep. John Atkins of Millsboro as vice-chair of the committee at Atkins' request.

Atkins refused to discuss his January email to a state police captain, in which he described the officer who stopped him in derogatory terms. The officer gave Atkins a verbal warning but no ticket.

Atkins also suggested in the email that the next time he was ready to act on a bill affecting the state police, the officer who stopped him should be sent to Legislative Hall to lobby on behalf of the police.

 

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