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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official

    Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official
    Amid nationwide protests calling for greater police accountability, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced Tuesday that he had been named to President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His words quickly landed on...
  • Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge

    Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge
    Officer Andrew Groman stood outside the car and ordered passenger Donte Jones to show his hands, police say, but the 19-year-old passenger wouldn't. Groman warned Jones he would be hit with a Taser. Finally, police say, the officer fired the shock gun...
  • In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point

    In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point
    Six points about Ferguson, the Eric Garner chokehold case in New York, the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and the eagerness to outfit police officers with body cameras: 1. Post-Ferguson America: This is obviously not the post-racial...
  • Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter

    Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter
    The man accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer might have remained in jail had a judge denied him bail as prosecutors requested six months ago, when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges. That was one of two opportunities the criminal...
  • Batts' false moral equivalence

    Batts' false moral equivalence
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently wondered if there would be marches for the city police officer who was shot during a traffic stop ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15). Mr. Batts implies that the shooting was equivalent to the police-...
  • Citizens have a right to protest police brutality

    Citizens have a right to protest police brutality
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently referred to the recent marches protesting police brutality by saying, "I wonder if we'll have those same marches as officers are shot, too" ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15). His comment...
  • Baltimore's thin blue line

    Baltimore's thin blue line
    Across America, police officers put their lives on the line each day to protect the public and enforce our laws. They represent the "thin blue line" that divides the criminal from the law-abiding, civilization from anarchy. It is a potentially dangerous...
  • Officer shot in West Baltimore

    Officer shot in West Baltimore
    A Baltimore police officer was in stable condition Monday morning after being shot during a traffic stop at an intersection near Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore, police said. The officer, who has been on the force for about three years, was "doing...
  • DNA on hat left at scene leads to arrest in July killing

    DNA on an Orlando Magic cap left behind after a July shooting led Baltimore police to a suspect, the department announced Wednesday. Police on Tuesday charged Omar McGee, 25, of the 200 block of Caraway Road, with first-degree murder in the July 4...
  • Woman in arrest video describes violent takedown by police

    Woman in arrest video describes violent takedown by police
    In the early hours of a Sunday morning in March, Kianga Mwamba said, she was on the way home from a family gathering and about to stop to pick up some food for her children at the all-night restaurant Valentino's. But as she got near, she stopped to...
  • Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip

    Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip
    City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints. Rawlings-Blake and...