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Anthony Batts

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  • Chicago-based firm to lead federal review of Baltimore police

    Chicago-based firm to lead federal review of Baltimore police
    A Chicago-based security and risk management firm has been tapped by federal officials to lead the review of Baltimore's police force — a probe that comes amid allegations of brutality in that department and others around the nation. Consultants...
  • Media put police at risk

    Media put police at risk
    In light of the execution of New York City Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by a gunman with a Baltimore connection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake might want to reconsider her response to Commissioner Anthony Batts' statement following the...
  • Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD

    Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD
    A former Baltimore police officer who blew the whistle on misconduct is suing the agency and its commissioner, alleging that they failed to protect him from retaliation. Detective Joseph Crystal, who resigned in August, came forward in 2012 and told...
  • Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge

    Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge
    Officer Andrew Groman stood outside the car and ordered passenger Donte Jones to show his hands, police say, but the 19-year-old passenger wouldn't. Groman warned Jones he would be hit with a Taser. Finally, police say, the officer fired the shock gun...
  • State court system backs judge who released alleged cop shooter

    State court system backs judge who released alleged cop shooter
    The Maryland Judiciary has defended a District Court judge's decision in June to grant bail to a man who was accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer last weekend. Donte Jones, 19, who police say shot Officer Andrew Groman in the abdomen during a...
  • Batts got it right by standing up for his officers

    Batts got it right by standing up for his officers
    Three cheers to Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his comments regarding the police officer who was shot while on duty ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15). It took courage, but he stood up for his officers and the danger...
  • Protest unnecessary when justice is served

    Protest unnecessary when justice is served
    Have they really missed the point? First, it was Police Commissioner Anthony Batts who wondered if there would be protest marches following the alleged shooting of police officer Andrew Groman by a black man, Donte Jones, here in Baltimore. Then there was...
  • In Maryland in 2014, transgender rights take the stage

    In Maryland in 2014, transgender rights take the stage
    At a meeting between Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in mid-April, Monica Yorkman, one of the city's most prominent transgender activists, refused to mince her words when...
  • Baltimore drug probe nets 16 indictments

    Baltimore drug probe nets 16 indictments
    Baltimore police broke up a drug crew they say was responsible for at least one homicide and heroin sales of as much as $10,000 a day in West Baltimore, the mayor and police commissioner said Thursday. "Because of this extensive investigation, we have...
  • Mayor says some officers may feel anxiety about not being 'next Darren Wilson'

    Mayor says some officers may feel anxiety about not being 'next Darren Wilson'
    Nationwide protests after the deaths of two unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York might cause officers to hesitate to use deadly force for fear of becoming the "next Darren Wilson," Baltimore's mayor said Wednesday. Meanwhile, police...
  • Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter

    Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter
    The man accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer might have remained in jail had a judge denied him bail as prosecutors requested six months ago, when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges. That was one of two opportunities the criminal...