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Anthony Batts

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  • Crime Scene - Catching up with Ed Norris

    Crime Scene - Catching up with Ed Norris
    Matt Jablow talks with former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Ed Norris in this week's Crime Scene. Jablow, who worked briefly as Norris's Public Affairs Director, talks with the former commissioner about his former law enforcement career and his...
  • Federal review of Las Vegas police sheds light on Baltimore probe

    Federal review of Las Vegas police sheds light on Baltimore probe
    In the darkness of a December night, Stanley Gibson pulled his 1991 Cadillac Brougham into an apartment complex far from the Strip's glitzy casinos and phoned his wife. The Gulf War veteran, who was battling a worsening mental condition, said he was lost....
  • 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...
  • City expands surveillance system to include private cameras of residents, businesses

    City expands surveillance system to include private cameras of residents, businesses
    Baltimore is expanding its public surveillance network to include private security cameras that city officials hope will quadruple the number of digital eyes on neighborhoods and make residents and business owners feel more secure. City officials on...
  • Officer seen on assault video charged with assault, perjury

    Officer seen on assault video charged with assault, perjury
    A Baltimore police officer who was caught on video beating a suspect — but remained on the job for three months until the video was publicly revealed — was criminally charged with assault and perjury, city prosecutors announced Wednesday....
  • Mayor says she will veto body camera bill

    Mayor says she will veto body camera bill
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she will veto a City Council bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras if the legislation makes it to her desk before policy questions have been resolved. "I would rather be thoughtful and right...
  • Prosecutors: No charges against Baltimore officer who used Taser on teen

    Prosecutors: No charges against Baltimore officer who used Taser on teen
    Baltimore police officers will not face charges for using a Taser five times on a 19-year-old hospital patient who died in May, city prosecutors said Tuesday. After interviewing witnesses, reviewing the use of the Taser and studying autopsy results, the...
  • City Council panel pushes ahead with body camera legislation

    City Council panel pushes ahead with body camera legislation
    Rejecting arguments by the Rawlings-Blake administration, key City Council members made clear Tuesday that they plan to push ahead with legislation to equip police officers with body cameras to film their interactions with the public. The public...
  • City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'

    City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'
    The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority. City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said...
  • Review of Baltimore police won't change culture overnight, official says

    Review of Baltimore police won't change culture overnight, official says
    The Department of Justice official in charge of the coming review of the Baltimore Police Department cautioned that the examination is not an "overnight venture," and it will take time to change a culture that has sparked distrust among residents. Ronald...
  • Despite missteps, city police deserve the public's support

    Despite missteps, city police deserve the public's support
    If there were ever a time for residents of Baltimore City to support their police force it's now ("U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept," Oct. 20). Not an easy task, to be sure. The public image of police has been...