| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Baltimore's state senators pressed police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Thursday to address city residents' fears in the aftermath of the spate of killings that started the year. Batts tried to assure them that he was "just as upset as you are" and...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Before I retired as a sergeant from the Baltimore Police Department in 1996 after 23 years of service, I had worked in a variety of staff positions. Given my background, I probably know more than the average Baltimorean about how difficult a job being the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
When Bishop Lee Robinson Jr. was 3 years old, he'd sit on the front steps at night and wait for his father, a police officer, to return home.
At that time in the mid-1950s, African-American officers in Baltimore weren't assigned squad cars. Instead,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:46 AM
A key witness in the case of Tyrone West — whose death in police custody has sparked a citywide debate — told investigators that West fought with officers, but that they continued to hit him after he gave up, according to documents released...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts cited "old-fashioned police work" in the arrest Friday of a 19-year-old man who is accused in a robbery that left a Canton man seriously injured.
Mustafa Mohammed Ali Eraibi, 19, of Northeast Baltimore is...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:38 PM
The Baltimore Police Department's top brass recognized officers for bravery and excellence on Friday, the first time the awards ceremony has been held in more than two years.
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake handed...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently argued that marijuana should not be legalized because its sales have contributed to the increase in homicides this year ("Baltimore Police commissioner not in favor of marijuana legalization," Jan. 30)....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Confronted with a bloody start to 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will keep police curfew centers open longer, offer larger rewards for gun crime tips and implement a full-scale "Operation Ceasefire" program in Baltimore — a strategy that's...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Of the ideas for reducing violence in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's State of the City address, the one with the greatest potential for immediate impact on Baltimore's skyrocketing homicide rate is her commitment to fully pursuing a set of crime...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles.
A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
More than 60 people held candles, signed a giant sympathy card and dropped donations in a bucket Thursday for the family of a man killed during a Jan. 9 robbery in Southwest Baltimore.
Jose Abreu and his wife were both shot as they visited Abreu's...