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Anthony Batts

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  • City civilian review board still flounders

    City civilian review board still flounders
    One year after city officials pledged to reinvigorate Baltimore's police civilian review board, members say their work feels insignificant and they are still seeking more authority. The Police Department recently said it would ask the volunteer citizen...
  • Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case

    Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case
    Four investigators from agencies outside Baltimore are working to determine who left a dead rat on the car windshield of an officer who was cooperating with prosecutors on a police brutality case. "We're going to go wherever that information takes us,"...
  • Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers

    Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers
    The Baltimore Police are so happy.  Not just a little happy, like when the Royal Farms offers those 2-for-1 Krispy Kreme specials.  The cops are gyrating by the Shot Tower, doing the worm at the gym, confusing a drug-sniffing dog, kinda happy.  And,...
  • Stacking the deck [Editorial]

    Stacking the deck  [Editorial]
    A year after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to reinvigorate the city's civilian police review board, panel members say nothing much has changed. That's hardly surprising. The board still lacks the power to investigate citizens'...
  • Rawlings-Blake eyes bigger role for police civilian review board

    Rawlings-Blake eyes bigger role for police civilian review board
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has asked her senior team to explore giving Baltimore's police civilian review board a "more impactful" role in the police disciplinary process. "In order for us to be consistent across the board...
  • Dog's killing a PR disaster for Baltimore police [Letter]

    Dog's killing a PR disaster for Baltimore police [Letter]
    The Baltimore City Council needs to immediately budget funds for a makeover of the city police force. The thug-like actions of some city cops has cast a pall over the entire police force ("Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing," June 19)...
  • Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

    Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan
    Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....
  • As Baltimore crime declines, officials seek to change perception

    As Baltimore crime declines, officials seek to change perception
    By any measure, statistics show crime has been dropping in Baltimore. Yet many residents, like Vincent McCoy, say they don't feel it. "I wouldn't put money on it," cracked McCoy as he stood outside of the Belair Road church where he is a deacon. "I've...
  • Cousin of slain standout teen was killed on July 4, police confirm

    Cousin of slain standout teen was killed on July 4, police confirm
    A 34-year-old Baltimore man killed July 4 in Northwest Baltimore was a cousin of Michael Mayfield, the standout teen killed earlier this year.  Police confirmed that Matthew Drake, who was fatally shot in the 3200 block of Chelsea Terrace around 5 p.m....
  • City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8

    City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8
    Baltimore officials will open two youth centers in advance of the strict new curfew law that takes effect Aug. 8, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday. The curfew centers will open early next month on the city's east and west sides with staffs of...
  • Protecting all crime victims

    Protecting all crime victims
    City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts set an example for his fellow officers when he met recently with Baltimore's transgender community to discuss the murder of a 26-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a Northwest Baltimore alley last...