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Anthony Batts

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  • Police arrest Raymon Carter, suspect in CVS fire

    Police arrest Raymon Carter, suspect in CVS fire
    Raymon Carter, who police say set fire to a West Baltimore CVS store during the riots following Freddie Gray's death, was arrested Wednesday and faces up to 20 years in prison, according to police. Carter, 24, is charged with federal arson violations,...
  • Police arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riots

    Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray. Police said at a news conference Wednesday evening that 24-year-old Raymon Carter was...
  • 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot, police say

    'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot, police say
    Baltimore police commanders acknowledge that they ordered officers not to engage rioters multiple times on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral but said they did so to protect officers and citizens as they prioritized life over property. In an interview...
  • 'Hold the line'

    'Hold the line'
    One of the lasting images of Baltimore's unrest on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral was the lines of police officers standing shoulder to shoulder as rioters hurled at them rocks, bricks, bottles and whatever else was at hand. Even as police went down...
  • City police encourage tips with new vehicle

    City police encourage tips with new vehicle
    Baltimore Police and Metro Crime Stoppers officials unveiled a new "homicide vehicle" on Monday that they said will be used to encourage citizens to report crimes. The Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle is outfitted with phone numbers for the police...
  • Baltimore is no toilet

    Baltimore is no toilet
    I have been disturbed since reading Tom Black's letter ("Baltimore lacks leadership," June 20). Like everyone who writes letters to the editor, Mr. Black has a right to his opinions about the recent unrest in Baltimore, the leadership of Mayor Stephanie...
  • Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported

    Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported
    The leadership of the Vanguard Justice Society welcomes the challenge from Commissioner Anthony Batts to "stand and project [our] voice" against any misconduct by Baltimore police officers and we stand firm against any actions that lead residents to...
  • Crime will drop when Rawlings-Blake supports the police

    Crime will drop when Rawlings-Blake supports the police
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake first tells the police to stand down, tells the rioters she is giving them space to destroy, doesn't support the police and complains about the rise in crime. She then can't understand why FEMA is declining to help pay for...
  • Mosby and Batts should both resign

    Mosby and Batts should both resign
    If Police Commissioner Anthony Batts' op-ed wasn't so tragic, it would actually be funny ("Batts: More officers likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms," June 19)! A comedy of errors run amok! Suddenly, the police turn "coward" and run away...
  • Mayor goading police into work stoppage

    Mayor goading police into work stoppage
    For some reason totally unknown to me, God continues to smile upon Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is "tongue-lashing" the Fraternal Order of Police because of the fall-off in city arrests and a corresponding increase of crime ("Do your job,...
  • Police need clarity regarding arrests

    Police need clarity regarding arrests
    It seems to me that four people need to be locked up in a closed room and not allowed to leave until they have all agreed upon a policy which governs the conduct of police during possible arrest situations ("Do your job, too, Madam Mayor," June 18)....