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  • Police bring latest 'Public Enemy No. 1' into custody

    Police bring latest 'Public Enemy No. 1' into custody
    A 22-year-old Baltimore man being sought by police in a murder case and setting fire to the home of his alleged victim's relatives was taken into custody without incident in Brooklyn late Friday. Charles Henson, dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by Police...
  • Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from "1950s racism"

    In an interview set to air on C-SPAN Sunday, Baltimore Commissioner Anthony W. Batts elaborated on comments made a week earlier that he believes the city suffers from "1950s racism" and is more divided than other cities where he has worked.  Batts first...
  • Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation

    Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation
    Civil rights advocates and families of alleged victims of police brutality urged state lawmakers Thursday to improve law enforcement accountability, saying Maryland is not immune to widespread concerns about the use of excessive force by officers....
  • Police seeking suspect who they say killed man, burned down home to intimidate family

    Police seeking suspect who they say killed man, burned down home to intimidate family
    Baltimore police are seeking a suspect who they say killed a man in Northwest Baltimore last month, then burned down his house to intimidate his family and any witnesses from reporting him to police. The department dubbed Charles Henson, 22, "Public...
  • Hundreds turn out to remember Frank Conaway Sr.

    Hundreds turn out to remember Frank Conaway Sr.
    Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, turned out Monday to remember longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center. During a four-hour ceremony, more...
  • Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says

    Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says
    Baltimore's move to provide body cameras for police should yield significantly more data about officers' interactions with residents, a key issue in lawsuits alleging brutality and misconduct, according to the mayoral task force that studied the issue....
  • Proposal would pair police, mental health professionals

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts wants to pair up police officers and mental health professionals to proactively address mental health conflicts. Speaking to the Baltimore City Delegation in Annapolis on Friday, Batts said he is looking for...
  • Baltimore commissioner wants camera program by end of year

    Body cameras on officers won't solve every conflict between law enforcement and the communities they protect, but they are a step in the right direction, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Friday. Batts shared his thoughts on body...
  • Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals

    Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals
    Baltimore's police commissioner wants to team mental health professionals with police officers and deploy them on emergency calls involving disturbed individuals to calm tense situations and decrease the need to use force. "Having an officer and a...
  • Batts doesn't understand how to improve police-community relations in Baltimore

    Batts doesn't understand how to improve police-community relations in Baltimore
    At the urging of President Barack Obama in response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is serving on the White House task force to identify crime prevention strategies and ways to improve levels of trust for law...
  • 'Everyone's a little bit racist'

    'Everyone's a little bit racist'
    F.B.I Director James Comey did the nation a huge favor last week when he publicly acknowledged that too many police officers allow unconscious racial biases to influence their conduct toward young black men. That is a reality residents of the nation's...