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Anthony Batts

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  • Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says

    Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says
    Baltimore's move to provide body cameras for police should yield significantly more data about officers' interactions with residents, a key issue in lawsuits alleging brutality and misconduct, according to the mayoral task force that studied the issue....
  • 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....
  • Public has a right to see police audit

    Public has a right to see police audit
    The Baltimore City Police Department's leaders wonder why so many people do not have faith or trust in them, yet they do what they can to keep that lack of trust in place ("Police fight audit's release," March 2). An audit dated April 2014 that shows...
  • Police and mental health

    Police and mental health
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts plans to send mental health professionals to accompany police officers responding to emergency calls involving people suspected of mental illness, an initiative we hope could prevent more tragedies when...
  • Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit

    Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit
    The Baltimore Police Department is fighting the release of a secret audit that found a number of officers had misrepresented their educational credentials and wrongly received pay benefits as a result, new court filings show. The audit was performed in...
  • Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'

    Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'
    In an interview set to air on C-SPAN Sunday, Baltimore Commissioner Anthony W. Batts elaborated on comments made a week earlier that he believes the city suffers from "1950s racism" and is more divided than other cities where he has worked.  Batts first...
  • Baltimore drug probe crumbles after court challenge

    Baltimore drug probe crumbles after court challenge
    On a cool evening in April 2012, a Range Rover drove away from a home in the Arlington section of Northwest Baltimore. When the car parked a few miles away, police finally tied a suspected drug dealer to a stash house, Detective Ramon Lugo wrote in a...
  • Police bring latest 'Public Enemy No. 1' into custody

    Police bring latest 'Public Enemy No. 1' into custody
    A 22-year-old Baltimore man being sought by police in a murder case and setting fire to the home of his alleged victim's relatives was taken into custody without incident in Brooklyn late Friday. Charles Henson, dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by Police...
  • Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation

    Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation
    Civil rights advocates and families of alleged victims of police brutality urged state lawmakers Thursday to improve law enforcement accountability, saying Maryland is not immune to widespread concerns about the use of excessive force by officers....
  • Police seeking suspect who they say killed man, burned down home to intimidate family

    Police seeking suspect who they say killed man, burned down home to intimidate family
    Baltimore police are seeking a suspect who they say killed a man in Northwest Baltimore last month, then burned down his house to intimidate his family and any witnesses from reporting him to police. The department dubbed Charles Henson, 22, "Public...
  • Hundreds turn out to remember Frank Conaway Sr.

    Hundreds turn out to remember Frank Conaway Sr.
    Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, turned out Monday to remember longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center. During a four-hour ceremony, more...