| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:17 AM
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts plans to send mental health professionals to accompany police officers responding to emergency calls involving people suspected of mental illness, an initiative we hope could prevent more tragedies when...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:51 AM
Baltimore police say they can't explain the recent uptick in homicides in the city's Northeast District, which has seen more murders than any other part of the city so far this year. The killings seem disturbingly random, ranging from domestic disputes...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:42 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has her work cut out for her as she tries to persuade this year's General Assembly to give Police Commissioner Anthony Batts more power to discipline officers accused of misconduct. State law currently restricts...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:19 PM
As Baltimore's mayor presses for state legislation that would give police leaders broader powers over lawbreaking officers, the city's police commissioner says he doesn't want to get involved in the General Assembly battle.
"Part of my responsibility...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:29 PM
Homicides, shootings and other violent crimes declined in Baltimore in 2014. But killings of children reached a three-year high, leaving absences in homes across the city.
Najee Thomas was 14 when he was fatally shot in Cherry Hill in April. His...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:02 AM
A number of events are planned for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:
• Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts will host the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade. The parade begins at 11:30...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:28 PM
Two men who were shot in the head in West Baltimore during the weekend have died of their injuries, police said Monday.
Three more shootings Monday — including one that left a woman in critical condition — brought the city's total during the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Baltimore police hired former Anne Arundel County police chief Kevin Davis as a deputy commissioner, the department announced Wednesday.
Davis resigned late last year after a year and half as Anne Arundel's top law officer. Incoming Anne Arundel...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:58 PM
Citing a conflict of interest, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office has asked an outside attorney to handle the prosecution of a former Baltimore Police commander accused of using a phony diploma to earn extra pay.
A spokeswoman for the office...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:43 PM
Hundreds of Marylanders joined noisy demonstrations at the State House in Annapolis and on downtown Baltimore streets Thursday to call for an end to police brutality and other misconduct.
They packed a hearing room on the second day of the 2015...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:36 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to testify Tuesday afternoon at the first public listening session of President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss "building trust and legitimacy between police and the communities they...