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Wilmington Police Department

Tips from community huge help for police

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videoFive people are behind bars and an assortment of drugs are off the street. Police say they could not have done it without help from the community. It started off as just a complaint, but that complaint led police to crack, heroin and prescription pills. Full story...
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Officer's crash raises questions after precedent-setting trial

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videoIt was a close call for a Wilmington police officer on his way to help out on a chase early yesterday morning. Coincidently it played out very much like the Anthony Pierce chase that led to Ofc. Rich Matthews's death. That case led to an unprecedented murder conviction. Full story...
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Students get inside look at WPD

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Dozens of elementary school students got an inside look at the Wilmington Police Department today. The students got to see the different roles officers play in the department, from the K9 unit to the CSI unit. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pierce found guilty of second degree murder; sentenced to 8 - 20 years

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video A New Hanover County jury has returned a guilty verdict on second-degree murder against Anthony Pierce. Full story...
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Guilty verdict leads to emotional reactions

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video Minutes after the jury found Pierce guilty of second-degree murder, the courtroom became emotional. The family of Ofc. Rich Matthews embraced one another and fellow officers. Full story...
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Law enforcement breaks ground on memorial to fallen

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video The goal is to have the memorial finished by next spring. Organizers still need $50,000 to meet that goal. Full story...
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Law enforcement honor fallen with bike ride

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video Today, the officers visited the spot where Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews died on Shipyard Blvd. last year. Full story...
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Jury deliberates in Pierce case

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videoThe fate of Anthony Pierce is in the hands of the jury. Pierce is accused of second degree murder in the death of Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews last year. Full story...
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Prosecutors rest in Pierce trial

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video Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning. After that the jury will begin deliberating. Full story...
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Philadelphia officers' testimony allowed in Pierce murder trial

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video This morning, Judge Phyllis Gorham ruled to allow testimony from several Philadelphia police officers. Full story...
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Fallen cop's mother overcome by colleague's testimony

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video Today jurors heard from several officers including the sergeant who checked Ofc. Richard Matthews's pulse before he died. Full story...
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Pierce jurors watch video of chase

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videoToday the jury watched more than 20 minutes of the dash-cam video of the pursuit Feb. 18, 2009, that led to the death of Ofc. Richard Matthews. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jury seated in Pierce trial; opening arguments begin

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Attorneys have selected a jury for the trial of a man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Wilmington police officer last year. Full story...
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Jury selection continues in murder trial

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video Before jury selection began in Anthony Pierce's murder trial, the judge set ground rules on how the trial would run. Full story...
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Trial begins in police officer's death

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video It's been more than a year since Wilmington Police officer Richard Matthews died after crashing into a tree during a high-speed chase. Today jury selection is underway in the trial of the man who led that chase, Anthony Pierce. He faces several charges, including second-degree murder. Full story...
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