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Anthony Batts

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  • Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe

    Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked the federal government to review allegations of brutality in the police force, he turned to a familiar face: Ronald L. Davis, the head of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented...
  • Mayor to form group to study police body cameras

    Mayor to form group to study police body cameras
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a working group on Friday to study the cost and privacy concerns that would be associated with equipping Baltimore police officers with body cameras that would film their interactions with the public. The...
  • Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley

    Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley
    The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality

    Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality
    State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police...
  • Justice Department to probe allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore

    Justice Department to probe allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore
    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a civil rights investigation into allegations of brutality and misconduct by the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Batts...
  • Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits

    Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits
    While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor. He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google. The...
  • Federal review of Baltimore police brutality to be 'candid,' official says

    Federal review of Baltimore police brutality to be 'candid,' official says
    A U.S. Department of Justice official promised Wednesday that his agency's months-long investigation of police brutality in Baltimore would be a "candid" assessment, and federal lawmakers threw their support behind the probe. Ronald L. Davis, director...
  • Defense attorney calls on colleagues to help solve killing of toddler

    Defense attorney calls on colleagues to help solve killing of toddler
    Frustrated that police haven't made an arrest in one of the year's highest-profile killings, a local defense attorney is calling on his colleagues to ask their clients for information about the death of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott. Warren A. Brown...
  • City leaders call on new officers to help change police department

    City leaders call on new officers to help change police department
    As city leaders welcomed the newest class of police officers to the force Friday, they called on graduates to help change the culture of a department that has come under scrutiny for brutality. "You have a responsibility to carry that badge in the...
  • Where's the accountability? [Commentary]

    Where's the accountability? [Commentary]
    Among the many repugnant aspects of the news that Baltimore has spent millions to settle charges of police brutality and civil rights violations, this may be the most troublesome: A clause in the city's settlement agreements prohibits victims from...