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Anthony Batts

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  • Batts says curfew will stay at least through weekend

    Batts says curfew will stay at least through weekend
    Dashing hope that a few days of relative peace could bring an early return to normal, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Thursday night that the curfew imposed after rioting Monday will remain in place through the weekend. In a news...
  • Baltimore mayor concerned over 'misinformation' about Friday

    Baltimore mayor concerned over 'misinformation' about Friday
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she's working with Freddie Gray's family and faith leaders to clear up "misinformation" that could lead to further unrest. Outside a church in West Baltimore, the mayor stood with Hassan Murphy, a lawyer...
  • Curfew arrests, schools open, free concert after Baltimore riot

    Curfew arrests, schools open, free concert after Baltimore riot
    Baltimore continues to recover from Monday night's riots, and on Wednesday, some normalcy may be restored. City school students will return to class, the Orioles will play, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is holding a free concert. Police...
  • Beidle lauds woman in video who dragged boy away from Baltimore riot scene

    Beidle lauds woman in video who dragged boy away from Baltimore riot scene
    Anne Arundel Delegation Chair Pam Beidle, D-Linthicum, said she has been watching the news in Baltimore closely and hoped that violence, which erupted Monday, would not occur again. One of the possible solutions Beidle brought up was related to a...
  • Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest

    Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who struggled Monday to stop rioting in the city, spent most of his law enforcement career in California, confronting unrest during a rocky two-year tenure in Oakland. Batts presided over street upheaval...
  • Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests

    Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests
    In an internal email to police officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts praised his department's response to protests in the city on Saturday as "scary good." "In more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, I've been involved in...
  • Cops: Freddie Gray should have gotten medical care; mayor demands answers

    Cops: Freddie Gray should have gotten medical care; mayor demands answers
    In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van. Officers missed "multiple"...
  • The police need to rethink how they approach suspects

    The police need to rethink how they approach suspects
    The name Freddie Gray may go down in the annals of Baltimore history in a positive way: Years from now people may recall him whenever they talk about how the way Baltimore police deal with suspects has changed for the better ("Tensions remain high over...
  • Amidst carnival atmosphere of last night's protests, a leader of the #blacklivesmatter movement returns home

    Amidst carnival atmosphere of last night's protests, a leader of the #blacklivesmatter movement returns home
    As the national media continues to descend on the West Baltimore neighborhood surrounding Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested before suffering fatal injuries in police custody, so do activists from other areas. The scene on Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

    Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest
    The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van....