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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gun tip line to give out $500 rewards

    Gun tip line to give out $500 rewards
    In an effort to reduce violent crime, Baltimore officials and Metro Crime Stoppers are giving $500 rewards for tips that lead to illegal gun forfeitures. If a tip leads to a felony gun arrest, the tipster could receive another $500 officials said...
  • Baltimore nearing 200th homicide this year

    Baltimore nearing 200th homicide this year
    A 47-year-old man shot Tuesday in East Baltimore was the city's 199th murder victim this year. Baltimore police say Sasha Bullock died at a hospital after officers found him in the 2800 block of Ashland Ave. in the Madison-Eastend neighborhood with...
  • Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year

    Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year
    While overall violent crime is down this year, Baltimore is approaching the 200-homicide mark for the third straight year, a grim milestone pushed by surging violence in Northwest Baltimore. A man and a woman were killed this week in northwestern...
  • In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point

    In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point
    Six points about Ferguson, the Eric Garner chokehold case in New York, the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and the eagerness to outfit police officers with body cameras: 1. Post-Ferguson America: This is obviously not the post-racial...