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Anthony Batts

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  • In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point

    In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point
    Six points about Ferguson, the Eric Garner chokehold case in New York, the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and the eagerness to outfit police officers with body cameras: 1. Post-Ferguson America: This is obviously not the post-racial...
  • Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip

    Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip
    City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints. Rawlings-Blake and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High-ranking Baltimore police commander stole pay, prosecutors say

    High-ranking Baltimore police commander stole pay, prosecutors say
    A former high-ranking Baltimore police commander — who the department said in April stepped down for "personal reasons" — was charged Wednesday with theft. Prosecutors said Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite was charged with theft between $1,000 and...
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept.

    U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept.
    A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent and objective review of the city police force after hearing more concerns from residents about excessive force and other misconduct by Baltimore officers. While some...
  • Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe

    Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked the federal government to review allegations of brutality in the police force, he turned to a familiar face: Ronald L. Davis, the head of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented...
  • Mayor to form group to study police body cameras

    Mayor to form group to study police body cameras
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a working group on Friday to study the cost and privacy concerns that would be associated with equipping Baltimore police officers with body cameras that would film their interactions with the public. The...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley

    Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley
    The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the...