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Anthony Batts

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  • Nephew of City Council president shot, killed amid spike in Baltimore violence

    Nephew of City Council president shot, killed amid spike in Baltimore violence
    Baltimore Police commanders scrambled Saturday to redeploy officers to hot spots across the city after a burst of violence claimed three more lives, including the 29-year-old nephew of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. Police...
  • Baltimore police slow to release internal reports

    Baltimore police slow to release internal reports
    In June 2014, Baltimore police held a news conference to demonstrate their commitment to transparency amid growing distrust after a number of allegations of police brutality. They created a Force Investigation Team to look into all incidents in which...
  • Don't exaggerate city's race problems

    On March 15, the front page of The Baltimore Sun screamed about a "racial divide" ("Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem". There is "1950's level racism in Baltimore," the city's African-American police commissioner had earlier observed. And...
  • Suspect in Baltimore-area serial robberies in custody

    Suspect in Baltimore-area serial robberies in custody
    A man dubbed Baltimore's "Most Wanted" for his alleged role in a string of 50 armed robberies at small businesses across the region has been caught, local and federal law enforcement agents announced Friday. Stanley Macklin, 35, faces multiple armed-...
  • Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals

    Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals
    Baltimore's police commissioner wants to team mental health professionals with police officers and deploy them on emergency calls involving disturbed individuals to calm tense situations and decrease the need to use force. "Having an officer and a...
  • Batts doesn't understand how to improve police-community relations in Baltimore

    Batts doesn't understand how to improve police-community relations in Baltimore
    At the urging of President Barack Obama in response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is serving on the White House task force to identify crime prevention strategies and ways to improve levels of trust for law...
  • 'Everyone's a little bit racist'

    'Everyone's a little bit racist'
    F.B.I Director James Comey did the nation a huge favor last week when he publicly acknowledged that too many police officers allow unconscious racial biases to influence their conduct toward young black men. That is a reality residents of the nation's...
  • Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says

    Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says
    Baltimore's move to provide body cameras for police should yield significantly more data about officers' interactions with residents, a key issue in lawsuits alleging brutality and misconduct, according to the mayoral task force that studied the issue....
  • Mayor pledges police body cameras by year's end

    Mayor pledges police body cameras by year's end
    As a mayoral task force prepares to release recommendations about police body cameras, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pledging to launch a program in Baltimore by year’s end. “We will have a body camera program — at least a pilot...
  • Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct
    As Baltimore's mayor presses for state legislation that would give police leaders broader powers over lawbreaking officers, the city's police commissioner says he doesn't want to get involved in the General Assembly battle. "Part of my responsibility...
  • Police Commissioner Batts says police need to tackle racism to build trust

    Police Commissioner Batts says police need to tackle racism to build trust
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told a national task force on policing Friday that law enforcement leaders need to "tackle racism" in the community and broaden their roles to focus on issues such as literacy, mentoring and mental illness....