New Office for Civil Rights and Public Trust in Delaware

Jan 7, 2015

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn says the state's Justice Department is being restructured to create a new office for civil rights and public trust.
 
Denn announced the move Wednesday, saying the new office will protect the rights of Delaware residents, enforce laws designed to hold government accountable, and conduct investigations in which the Justice Department's other responsibilities "might present the appearance of a conflict of interest." An example of that is police use-of-force investigations.
 
Denn has appointed Allison Reardon, a senior attorney in the Justice Department, to head the new office. Reardon most recently served as the state solicitor, the highest-ranking civil attorney in the department.
 
Taking over the spot of state solicitor will be Meredith Stewart Tweedie, who previously served as head of the department's health law unit.