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Anthony Batts

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  • Fact-checking the terminations by Baltimore Police Department

    Fact-checking the terminations by Baltimore Police Department
    As the nation watched the Baltimore unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death in police custody, police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters that he had worked for years to address brutality and other misconduct on the force. "I have been a...
  • Baltimore, Chambliss, and words: Letters

    Baltimore, Chambliss, and words: Letters
    Balto. post-mortem Some left-wing liberal loony made the observation not too long ago that all cops need to be disarmed. If anyone needs proof of the lunacy of that statement, they need look no further than Baltimore. Once my favorite city in the...
  • Baltimore needs an independent investigation into the handling of the riots

    Baltimore needs an independent investigation into the handling of the riots
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts took the unusual step Thursday of personally apologizing to the officers under his command for decisions he made that put them in harm's way during the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray. Despite...
  • Get tougher on lawlessness

    Get tougher on lawlessness
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and Gov. Larry Hogan must get control of Baltimore ("Protest ties up traffic in city," May 27). The recent demonstration that blocked access to the city via Interstate 395 was not just...
  • Batts apologizes to Baltimore officers at union meeting

    Batts apologizes to Baltimore officers at union meeting
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts apologized to the city's officers Tuesday night, saying he put them in harm's way during the Freddie Gray unrest last month. The Baltimore Sun has obtained an audio recording of his comments, which he...
  • Deputy police commissioner of internal affairs retiring

    Deputy police commissioner of internal affairs retiring
    The Baltimore police commander in charge of handling the department's brutality allegations as lethal interactions between police and unarmed black men grew to a nationwide issue announced his resignation Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez...
  • Rawlings-Blake: I won't let violent weekend deter my resolve

    Rawlings-Blake: I won't let violent weekend deter my resolve
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that the city would continue stepped-up efforts to quell crime after this weekend's violence, including three killings, and she called on the community to help. "I'm not going to let a violent weekend...
  • Mayor, commissioner denounce work of agitators

    Mayor, commissioner denounce work of agitators
    Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for calm late Saturday as more than 1,300 police officers worked to take control of the city after agitated protesters incited violence after a day of peaceful marches. "I am...
  • Police acknowledge gaps, say Freddie Gray investigation will continue beyond Friday report to state's attorney

    Police acknowledge gaps, say Freddie Gray investigation will continue beyond Friday report to state's attorney
    Dozens of Baltimore police officials will continue a "massive investigation" of Freddie Gray's death even after their findings are delivered to state prosecutors as promised next week, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Friday. Batts has set a May 1...
  • Murder Ink: 4/8/15

    Murder Ink: 4/8/15
    Baltimore reached its annual spring “violence spike” over the weekend. Three people were reported killed on Saturday, including the 29-year-old nephew of City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young. There was also a melee in...
  • Baltimore to undergo federal review of homicide unit

    Baltimore to undergo federal review of homicide unit
    In an effort to solve more of Baltimore's homicide cases, police said a dozen experts will visit the city homicide unit to examine how detectives investigate killings, part of a grant the department has received from the U.S. Department of Justice. The...