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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore mayor: 'I don't have the luxury of being in the dark' [Commentary]

    Baltimore mayor: 'I don't have the luxury of being in the dark' [Commentary]
    In Dan Rodricks' recent column ("Mayor Should Have Seen Troubling Brutality Trend," Oct. 4) Mr. Rodricks asks a fair question. Noting that I have been a member of the Board of Estimates for the past seven years — both as mayor and City Council...
  • Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality

    Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality
    Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner outlined Tuesday a sweeping plan to reduce police brutality, including the possibility of equipping officers with body cameras, while reiterating that they are committed to restoring public trust in the agency....
  • Rehash and half measures [Editorial]

    Complaints of excessive use of force and other misconduct by police are nearly as old as modern police departments themselves; the first known use of the term "police brutality" appeared in The New York Times in 1893, and it's been a problem for law-...
  • Baltimore police union critical of upcoming federal probe

    Baltimore police union critical of upcoming federal probe
    As Baltimore Police Department officials prepare for a Department of Justice probe into allegations of brutality, leaders of the local police union criticized the outside scrutiny and said it could make city streets less safe. A host of reforms, along...
  • Call in the feds [Editorial]

    The decision last week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to call in federal investigators to probe allegations of excessive use of force and other misconduct by Baltimore police is as embarrassing as it was...
  • Young jumps in front on request for federal review of police

    Young jumps in front on request for federal review of police
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won praise from clergy and community leaders Friday after calling for a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality — a move that is all but certain to draw added scrutiny on City Hall. But careful...
  • Mayor criticizes police handling of video case and calls for plan to address brutality

    Mayor criticizes police handling of video case and calls for plan to address brutality
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake criticized the Police Department's handling of a high-profile police brutality investigation on Wednesday, and said she had directed the police commissioner to develop a "comprehensive" plan to address brutality in the...
  • Misbehaving cops [Editorial]

    Misbehaving cops  [Editorial]
    Taking their queue from the classic movie "Casablanca," some city officials are declaring themselves "shocked, shocked!" to learn that police brutality is a serious problem in Baltimore. An investigative report on Sunday by The Sun's Mark Puente found the...
  • Man given chance to reform caught in drug raid, Baltimore police say

    Man given chance to reform caught in drug raid, Baltimore police say
    A new anti-violence program led Baltimore police to raid the home of a convicted drug dealer they had hoped to reform, and to nearly $4 million worth of drugs and cash, a significant seizure for the department. Standing over a table displaying $825,...
  • Baltimore police should revamp misconduct probes, audit says

    Baltimore police should revamp misconduct probes, audit says
    Even as the Baltimore Police Department faces criticism over its handling of an officer caught on video punching a suspect, an outside audit of the Internal Affairs Division has raised questions about the thoroughness and fairness of the agency's...
  • City Council members seek body cameras for police

    City Council members seek body cameras for police
    Two influential City Council members introduced legislation Monday that would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year — a move they argue would cut down on police brutality in the aftermath of several high-...