| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
As a resident of Baltimore, I was pleased to hear that state legislators are demanding an explanation and response from Police Commissioner Anthony Batts regarding the spike in crime and violence in the city ("Senators press Batts on city crime," Feb. 7)....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Two Baltimore police officers were found guilty Monday on charges related to the assault of a man who attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend after he fled from police during a 2011 drug arrest.
Sgt. Marinos N. Gialamas and Officer...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Of the ideas for reducing violence in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's State of the City address, the one with the greatest potential for immediate impact on Baltimore's skyrocketing homicide rate is her commitment to fully pursuing a set of crime...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Confronted with a bloody start to 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will keep police curfew centers open longer, offer larger rewards for gun crime tips and implement a full-scale "Operation Ceasefire" program in Baltimore — a strategy that's...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently argued that marijuana should not be legalized because its sales have contributed to the increase in homicides this year ("Baltimore Police commissioner not in favor of marijuana legalization," Jan. 30)....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:38 PM
The Baltimore Police Department's top brass recognized officers for bravery and excellence on Friday, the first time the awards ceremony has been held in more than two years.
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake handed...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in a radio interview on Thursday evening expressed doubt that marijuana should be legalized.
Batts, responding to a question from host Anthony McCarthy on WEAA, discussed his own upbringing in describing...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman sleeping next to her child in her Southwest Baltimore home awoke to the sound of three or four gunshots. Her husband told her to get down. After a few moments, they looked out the window to an empty street.
No one was running. Nothing looked out...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts cited "old-fashioned police work" in the arrest Friday of a 19-year-old man who is accused in a robbery that left a Canton man seriously injured.
Mustafa Mohammed Ali Eraibi, 19, of Northeast Baltimore is...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street.
Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Over the course of three days in Cherry Hill in January 2011, a former standout high school basketball player was fatally shot and a youth football coach was murdered in front of his family.
Those shootings and at least three others in the South...