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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct
    As Baltimore's mayor presses for state legislation that would give police leaders broader powers over lawbreaking officers, the city's police commissioner says he doesn't want to get involved in the General Assembly battle. "Part of my responsibility...
  • Not a Baltimore problem

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has her work cut out for her as she tries to persuade this year's General Assembly to give Police Commissioner Anthony Batts more power to discipline officers accused of misconduct. State law currently restricts...
  • Northeastern Baltimore experiencing homicide increase

    Northeastern Baltimore experiencing homicide increase
    More homicides have occurred in Northeast Baltimore than any other part of the city so far this year, a trend that has prompted police to step up patrols and community leaders to press for more resources to address the increase in violence. A shooting...
  • Mourners say farewell to fallen heroes

    Mourners say farewell to fallen heroes
    More than 1,000 mourners paid their last respects to two widely esteemed public servants at separate funerals Sunday, one for a Baltimore police officer who died 10 days ago of injuries he sustained in a November crash, a second for a Bel Air paramedic...
  • Baltimore police hire former Anne Arundel police chief

    Baltimore police hire former Anne Arundel police chief
    Baltimore police hired former Anne Arundel County police chief Kevin Davis as a deputy commissioner, the department announced Wednesday. Davis resigned late last year after a year and half as Anne Arundel's top law officer. Incoming Anne Arundel...
  • Citing conflict, Baltimore prosecutors bounce police prosecution to outside counsel

    Citing conflict, Baltimore prosecutors bounce police prosecution to outside counsel
    Citing a conflict of interest, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office has asked an outside attorney to handle the prosecution of a former Baltimore Police commander accused of using a phony diploma to earn extra pay.  A spokeswoman for the office...
  • Security lapse

    Security lapse
    Who knew that the desk officers in Baltimore City police stations aren't always armed? Or that visitors don't have to pass through metal detectors to enter the building? Or that unless you're reeking of marijuana and acting as if you're high you can...
  • Patrol shift changes to revolutionize crime fight, Baltimore police say

    Patrol shift changes to revolutionize crime fight, Baltimore police say
    Baltimore police and city officials say a new police patrol schedule will put more officers on the streets at the most needed times, give officers more time off and cut overtime spending. If it sounds too good to be true, Baltimore officials say it's not...
  • Weeding out 'bad cops'

    Weeding out 'bad cops'
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake faces an uphill battle in this year's General Assembly when she and other officials travel to Annapolis to push for changes to a state law that restricts the power of police departments to discipline officers...
  • Marchers in Annapolis echo nationwide call

    Marchers in Annapolis echo nationwide call
    Hundreds of Marylanders joined noisy demonstrations at the State House in Annapolis and on downtown Baltimore streets Thursday to call for an end to police brutality and other misconduct. They packed a hearing room on the second day of the 2015...
  • Baltimore mayor seeks more federal aid to combat police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor seeks more federal aid to combat police misconduct
    As calls persist for greater police accountability in communities across the nation, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told a White House panel Tuesday that the city needs money for increased training and body cameras, and to add supervisors to the office...