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Anthony Batts

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  • Police acknowledge gaps, say Freddie Gray investigation will continue beyond Friday report to state's attorney

    Police acknowledge gaps, say Freddie Gray investigation will continue beyond Friday report to state's attorney
    Dozens of Baltimore police officials will continue a "massive investigation" of Freddie Gray's death even after their findings are delivered to state prosecutors as promised next week, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Friday. Batts has set a May 1...
  • The police need to rethink how they approach suspects

    The police need to rethink how they approach suspects
    The name Freddie Gray may go down in the annals of Baltimore history in a positive way: Years from now people may recall him whenever they talk about how the way Baltimore police deal with suspects has changed for the better ("Tensions remain high over...
  • Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

    No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed. But a troubling detail emerged as...
  • Latest on Baltimore police-custody death: Protests wind down

    9:45 p.m. At 5 p.m. Thursday, before any other protesters had arrived, Noah Smith stood in the middle of Mount Street, silently holding a sign in front of 50 police officers guarding the Western District police station in Baltimore. At a quarter of 10,...
  • Amidst carnival atmosphere of last night's protests, a leader of the #blacklivesmatter movement returns home

    Amidst carnival atmosphere of last night's protests, a leader of the #blacklivesmatter movement returns home
    As the national media continues to descend on the West Baltimore neighborhood surrounding Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested before suffering fatal injuries in police custody, so do activists from other areas. The scene on Wednesday...
  • Rawlings-Blake: I won't let violent weekend deter my resolve

    Rawlings-Blake: I won't let violent weekend deter my resolve
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that the city would continue stepped-up efforts to quell crime after this weekend's violence, including three killings, and she called on the community to help. "I'm not going to let a violent weekend...
  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

    Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest
    The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van....
  • Names of Baltimore cops involved with Freddie Gray arrest released

    Names of Baltimore cops involved with Freddie Gray arrest released
    The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place. Gray, 25, was arrested on April 12 after police "made eye...
  • Baltimore police internal memo says Batts met with officers in Freddie Gray probe

    Baltimore police internal memo says Batts met with officers in Freddie Gray probe
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts met Monday with the officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the man whose death following an arrest has sparked heated protest. Batts said in an internal agency-wide email sent out late Monday that...
  • Full text: Baltimore police internal memo on Freddie Gray case

    Full text: Baltimore police internal memo on Freddie Gray case
    The following is the full text of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts' internal memo: I want to update you with the latest developments in the investigation of the death of Mr. Freddie Gray. Earlier today, we held a press conference at...
  • Heated protest in Baltimore over death of man in police custody

    Heated protest in Baltimore over death of man in police custody
    Baltimore police said on Monday that Freddie Gray asked for medical attention repeatedly while officers shuttled him in the back of a prisoner transport van, but they didn't call for paramedics until they found him critically injured and unresponsive at...