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A Wilmington Police sergeant, who was once the department spokeswoman, is being internally investigated after she posted a comment labeling COVID-19 as the “China virus” in a Middletown neighborhood Facebook page, police officials confirmed Monday.

“And just like that…the CHINNNA VIRUS miraculously disappeared,” Wilmington police Sgt. Stephanie Castellani, who was listed as an administrator of the private Facebook group when she posted the comment, wrote.

The police department has faced continued scrutiny for a lack of diversity within its ranks and a perceived hostile work environment, particularly for minority officers. Wilmington residents and city councilmembers alike have called for an outside party to examine the department’s policies and procedures and make recommended changes.

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