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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore commissioner wants camera program by end of year

    Body cameras on officers won't solve every conflict between law enforcement and the communities they protect, but they are a step in the right direction, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Friday. Batts shared his thoughts on body...
  • Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals

    Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals
    Baltimore's police commissioner wants to team mental health professionals with police officers and deploy them on emergency calls involving disturbed individuals to calm tense situations and decrease the need to use force. "Having an officer and a...
  • Batts doesn't understand how to improve police-community relations in Baltimore

    Batts doesn't understand how to improve police-community relations in Baltimore
    At the urging of President Barack Obama in response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is serving on the White House task force to identify crime prevention strategies and ways to improve levels of trust for law...
  • 'Everyone's a little bit racist'

    'Everyone's a little bit racist'
    F.B.I Director James Comey did the nation a huge favor last week when he publicly acknowledged that too many police officers allow unconscious racial biases to influence their conduct toward young black men. That is a reality residents of the nation's...
  • Mayor pledges police body cameras by year's end

    Mayor pledges police body cameras by year's end
    As a mayoral task force prepares to release recommendations about police body cameras, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pledging to launch a program in Baltimore by year’s end. “We will have a body camera program — at least a pilot...
  • Police Commissioner Batts says police need to tackle racism to build trust

    Police Commissioner Batts says police need to tackle racism to build trust
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told a national task force on policing Friday that law enforcement leaders need to "tackle racism" in the community and broaden their roles to focus on issues such as literacy, mentoring and mental illness....
  • Baltimore police hire former Anne Arundel police chief

    Baltimore police hire former Anne Arundel police chief
    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...
  • Officers Bill of Rights is an obstacle to reform

    Officers Bill of Rights is an obstacle to reform
    Contrary to The Sun's recent editorial, the best way to ensure that Baltimore City's police commissioner gets the tools he needs to discipline misbehaving officers is by addressing the defects in the Maryland Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights as...
  • Is violence contagious?

    Is violence contagious?
    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...
  • 'Public Enemy No. 1' guilty in 2013 double murder

     'Public Enemy No. 1' guilty in 2013 double murder
    A Baltimore jury has convicted Darryl Anderson, the first suspect dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police, in a 2013 shooting that left two women dead and another critically injured. It was part of a string of violence linked to Anderson, 27, an...
  • Citing conflict, Baltimore prosecutors bounce police prosecution to outside counsel

    Citing conflict, Baltimore prosecutors bounce police prosecution to outside counsel
    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...