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Wilmington to Request Study of Violence

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WILMINGTON, Del. – City Council voted unanimously to request a federal study of violence in the city of Wilmington.

The council voted Thursday night to request a study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mayor Dennis Williams said he may make changes to police leadership in the city as result of ongoing violence, which includes a record number of shootings this year. The mayor has said he supports the request for a CDC report.

Councilwoman Hanifa G.N. Shabazz also supports the study, especially after the CDC studied a series of suicides and suicide attempts by southern Delaware teenagers.

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