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  • Homicide chief replaced as killings remain unsolved

    Homicide chief replaced as killings remain unsolved
    Baltimore police officials have replaced the commander of the homicide unit as two high-profile cases remain unsolved amid a recent spate of violence that saw a killing a day. Maj. Dennis Smith, asked in April to oversee both homicide and the shooting...
  • Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions

    Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions
    As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move. The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would...
  • Independent review faults city police in Tyrone West case

    Independent review faults city police in Tyrone West case
    An independent panel created to review last year's in-custody death of Tyrone West determined that Baltimore police officers did not use excessive force but made tactical errors that "potentially aggravated the situation" and did not follow basic...
  • Investigative file raises new questions about Baltimore crash that killed three

    Investigative file raises new questions about Baltimore crash that killed three
    Andrew Baker Jr. and Angel Chiwengo were holding hands and listening to soft music on the radio as he drove her home from the Pikesville Doubletree Hilton where they worked. As they headed east on Northern Parkway and passed through the York Road...
  • Lay down your arms, Baltimore [Letter]

    Lay down your arms, Baltimore [Letter]
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts may have the single toughest job in the United States. Each small victory for the police department is trumped by more outrageous acts of ugly violence. A city weeps and prays for the family of a slain three year old ("...
  • Bad cops and videotape [Editorial]

    Bad cops and videotape  [Editorial]
    The suspension of a Baltimore City police officer this week after a videotape surfaced showing him violently assaulting a citizen in June appears to confirm what has become a depressing pattern: A brutal attack that should have merited a swift response...
  • Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released

    Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets. A police surveillance camera operator...
  • Police Commissioner Batts confirmed for six-year term

    Police Commissioner Batts confirmed for six-year term
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts was confirmed Monday by the City Council for a full six-year term. Batts has led the city's police force since October 2012, when he was selected to fill the unexpired term of the previous commissioner,...
  • In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime

    In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime
    At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street. Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
  • Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department

    Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has picked the former chief of the Lincoln, Neb. fire department to lead Baltimore's fire department as it undergoes sweeping changes. Niles Ford, 48, a career firefighter who most recently was the manager of a small...
  • Batts: Crime dropped for 'everyday citizens' in 2013

    Batts: Crime dropped for 'everyday citizens' in 2013
    With murders, non-fatal shootings and street robberies up in 2013, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts emphasized in television interviews Monday that crime affecting "everyday citizens" was moving in the right direction.  "It's not throughout the city...