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Anthony Batts

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  • Senators press Batts on city crime

    Senators press Batts on city crime
    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...
  • Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]

    Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]
    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...
  • Former Baltimore police commissioner memorialized

    Former Baltimore police commissioner memorialized
    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,...
  • Tyrone West files show passenger's account of death in police custody

    Tyrone West files show passenger's account of death in police custody
    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...
  • Police make arrest in Canton brick attack

    Police make arrest in Canton brick attack
    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...
  • Baltimore police honor officers in awards ceremony

    Baltimore police honor officers in awards ceremony
    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...
  • Legalizing marijuana would end the violence related to its sale [Letter]

    Legalizing marijuana would end the violence related to its sale [Letter]
    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)....
  • Mayor's speech to focus on violent crime

    Mayor's speech to focus on violent crime
    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...
  • Ceasefire Baltimore [Editorial]

    Ceasefire Baltimore  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Mayor's political rise takes her out of state

    Mayor's political rise takes her out of state
    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...
  • Community holds vigil for man killed in Southwest Baltimore robbery

    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...