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Anthony Batts

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  • Batts: More officers likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms

    Batts: More officers likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms
    More Baltimore police officers likely face arrest as the result of reforms in a scandal-ridden department that requires "wholesale change," Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wrote in a wide-ranging opinion piece published in The Baltimore Sun. "Our reform...
  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year
    Three murders that City Paper learned of last Monday afternoon are included in this week’s count. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced a drug sweep of alleged violent offenders, and hours later the capture of two suspects in the sexual...
  • Baltimore police commissioner: There is a cost to reform

    Baltimore police commissioner: There is a cost to reform
    Last week I recognized 60 officers and professional staff at the 2015 Medal Day Ceremony. The valor and courage of these men and women, and a few citizen heroes, stands as a testament to the bravery and dedication of most members of the Baltimore Police...
  • Do your job, too, Madam Mayor

    Do your job, too, Madam Mayor
    Before heading off to San Francisco to be installed as president of the National Conference of Mayors, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake expressed some urgency about the simultaneous massive increase in violence and drastic drop in arrests in Baltimore since the...
  • Police, Mayor butt heads with union over reform

    Police, Mayor butt heads with union over reform
    A dispute between Baltimore police, the police union and the mayor's office burst into public view Tuesday as the union questioned the Police Department's commitment to reform, while police officials and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake accused the union of...
  • Must police 'run amok' to preserve justice?

    Must police 'run amok' to preserve justice?
    In the wake of the rise in homicides in Baltimore, certain members of Baltimore's police department are promoting a deceptive and dangerous narrative, translating the public's demands for more humane policing as a request for impotent policing. Some...
  • With killings rising in Baltimore, mayor 'examining' decrease in arrests

    With killings rising in Baltimore, mayor 'examining' decrease in arrests
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts are "examining" whether a sharp decrease in arrests is contributing to May becoming the deadliest month in Baltimore since the 1990s. Through the first half of May,...
  • Clean out City Hall

    Clean out City Hall
    Do any of those idiots working out of the mayor's office still believe that they are "in control" of Baltimore? Do they have any idea as to what is actually happening there? Are they for real ("Can Batts get the job done?" May 21)? Baltimore Police...
  • Cops need to get out of their cars and onto the streets

    Cops need to get out of their cars and onto the streets
    City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts should eliminate half of the patrol cars in the Baltimore City Police Department ("Police commissioner defends patrol strategy amid violence," June 3). From an economic standpoint, that alone would save the city...
  • Police, prosecutors claim BGF victory as city crime continues to escape control

    Police, prosecutors claim BGF victory as city crime continues to escape control
    As top law enforcement officials focused Wednesday on the indictment of alleged gang members to underscore cooperative efforts to crack down on violence, a starkly different narrative of increased killings and decreased arrests continued to play out in...
  • Baltimore police, DEA announce drug gang indictments

    Police and federal authorities say they've arrested eight people after a two-month probe into a drug conspiracy in west Baltimore. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Thursday that 11 people have been indicted on conspiracy and drug distribution...