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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore man died of spinal injury that occurred while in police custody

    Baltimore man died of spinal injury that occurred while in police custody
    Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained while in Baltimore police custody, an autopsy confirmed Monday, but how his spine was nearly severed and what role, if any, officers played remained a mystery. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police...
  • In Freddie Gray's death, police say they're stumped

    In Freddie Gray's death, police say they're stumped
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said he doesn't know how Freddie Gray died, but that he will find out "and we will take corrective action wherever and whenever necessary." Batts spoke at a press conference today in the huge second floor...
  • Baltimore housing still segregated, but Jim Crow is gone

    Baltimore housing still segregated, but Jim Crow is gone
    Does Baltimore have a race problem? The nation has a race problem. Why should we be any different? But cutting through the thicket and thorns of general racism to get to the specific issue raised by the city's police commissioner takes some paring and...
  • Race isn't the problem, out-of-wedlock births are

    Race isn't the problem, out-of-wedlock births are
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake believe that Baltimore is still racist and that racism is the primary factor holding blacks back from income and educational parity with whites in the city ("Baltimore leaders agree:...
  • Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system

    Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system
    A virus has slowed Baltimore police's computer system but police say it doesn't affect any dispatch capabilities or emergency functions. The virus known as "W32.Qakbot" was discovered recently as information technology workers were trying to figure...
  • Police order officers out of cars to better engage residents

    Police order officers out of cars to better engage residents
    Baltimore police Officer Steven Fraser popped into an East Baltimore carry-out and handed an employee a composite sketch of a serial robbery suspect. Outside, he saw a black plastic bag that held an abandoned beer can and tossed it into the trash. An...
  • Injured Baltimore officer makes rare appearance

    Injured Baltimore officer makes rare appearance
    Baltimore police Sgt. Keith Mcneill, who continues to recover after being shot last year, made a rare public appearance this month when he attended a promotion ceremony in East Baltimore. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Mcneill...
  • The lessons of Ferguson

    The lessons of Ferguson
    The Justice Department on Wednesday released a devastating critique of police and city officials in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by an officer last year. Though the department did not find cause to bring a civil rights...
  • Public has a right to see police audit

    Public has a right to see police audit
    The Baltimore City Police Department's leaders wonder why so many people do not have faith or trust in them, yet they do what they can to keep that lack of trust in place ("Police fight audit's release," March 2). An audit dated April 2014 that shows...
  • Police and mental health

    Police and mental health
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts plans to send mental health professionals to accompany police officers responding to emergency calls involving people suspected of mental illness, an initiative we hope could prevent more tragedies when...
  • Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit

    Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit
    The Baltimore Police Department is fighting the release of a secret audit that found a number of officers had misrepresented their educational credentials and wrongly received pay benefits as a result, new court filings show. The audit was performed in...