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FOP Says "Character Assassination" in Police Shooting Report

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The Fraternal Order of Police is accusing Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn of "character assassination" and raw political ambition in his criticism of a Wilmington police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an armed man in a wheelchair.
    
The president of the Wilmington FOP lodge blasted Denn Wednesday for saying Joseph Dellose exhibited "extraordinarily poor" police work in the September shooting of Jeremy McDole and suggesting that Dellose should not be allowed to carry a gun in public as a police officer.
    
The FOP noted that Denn's office publicly criticized Dellose while admitting there was no basis to bring criminal charges against him.
    
A bystander's cellphone footage shows officers repeatedly telling McDole to drop his weapon and raise his hands and McDole reaching into his pants before shots erupt.

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