Dewey Beach Delaware Police Department
|Dates of Service||2018 (seasonally), by 2021 (full time).|
|Last Known Status||Active|
2022 Death of Rodney Robinson
On January 17, 2023, the state Department of Justice released their report, which determined that Ebke "reasonably felt in fear for his life and the life of another officer when he used force", that Ebke's actions were "justified" and "not negligent or reckless", and were not a criminal offense under state law.
On March 20, 2023, Robinson's mother sued Ebke and the town for excessive force, wanton negligence, assault, and battery.
- Report of the Department of Justice on March 19, 2022 Use of Force by Dewey Beach Police Department, Delaware Attorney General, 2023-01-18
- Final Report, Delaware Department of Justice, 2023-01-17
- Family of man fatally shot by Dewey Beach police officer last year files federal lawsuit, Delaware News Journal, 2023-03-22