WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – An update on a story we brought you Monday on Eyewitness News: Wilmington police are responding after the Wilmington City Council passed a symbolic vote of “no confidence” in Police Chief Robert Tracy.
The vote stemmed from a special public safety committee meeting over complaints that the police department lacked transparency and diversity.READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
The police department tells Eyewitness News that there is diversity in its ranks. The department provided a list of demographics, which include a recently promoted Black inspector, captains and master sergeants. The department says there are Black female members in leadership roles, as well.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: Catch The Ocean Breeze Without Sitting On Sand With Atlantic City Cruises
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki says he supports Chief Tracy.MORE NEWS: CBS3's SummerFest Checks Out To Legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Only the mayor has the ability to fire a police chief.