The Sun's Wilber wins national honor for police reporting

February 15, 2004

Del Quentin Wilber, a police reporter for The Sun, has been named winner of a national award that honors a longtime police reporter for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.

Wilber, 29, won the Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting for coverage that included an article about a seven-month chain of gang killings and his continuing exploration of former city police Commissioner Edward T. Norris' use of an off-the-books expense account. The articles, judges said, showed "the broader, deeper impact of crime."

The $2,000 prize is named for Nakkula, a 46-year veteran of the Rocky Mountain News who died in 1990. Wilber has worked for The Sun since August 1997 and has covered the Baltimore police beat since May 2001.

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