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  • Horseshoe security chief departs four months after casino opens

    Horseshoe security chief departs four months after casino opens
    Anthony Barksdale, the city's former acting police commissioner, is leaving his post as Horseshoe Baltimore's security director four months after the casino opened. The casino, which made no announcement, confirmed in a written statement that...
  • Man says gang told him to take gun into police station, police say

    Man says gang told him to take gun into police station, police say
    Baltimore police officers are on heightened alert after they disarmed a man who took a loaded handgun into a police station on Tuesday. Police said Jason Armstrong, 29, told them he was acting on orders of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. They said he...
  • Police, probation officials heighten security after suspected gang threat

    Police, probation officials heighten security after suspected gang threat
    Law enforcement officials in Baltimore moved Wednesday to increase protection of officers and others who work in the city's police stations. They suspended a program that brought violent offenders into police facilities, and they put armed officers at...
  • Crime Scene - Catching up with Ed Norris

    Crime Scene - Catching up with Ed Norris
    Matt Jablow talks with former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Ed Norris in this week's Crime Scene. Jablow, who worked briefly as Norris's Public Affairs Director, talks with the former commissioner about his former law enforcement career and his...
  • 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...
  • Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD

    Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD
    A former Baltimore police officer who blew the whistle on misconduct is suing the agency and its commissioner, alleging that they failed to protect him from retaliation. Detective Joseph Crystal, who resigned in August, came forward in 2012 and told...
  • Media put police at risk

    Media put police at risk
    In light of the execution of New York City Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by a gunman with a Baltimore connection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake might want to reconsider her response to Commissioner Anthony Batts' statement following the...