| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Baltimore police have temporarily reassigned three homicide detectives from the cold-case squad to conduct background checks on new recruits for the rest of the year.
The three officers represent the majority of the agency's five-detective squad, which...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley.
Police found him surrounded by foam containers, liquor bottles and trash bags thrown into trees, yards from an uncovered storm drain that could break a car axle.
Smith deserved better, said...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For a region accustomed to fizzled snow forecasts in recent years, a storm dumping as much as 8 inches of snow across northern Maryland surprised many on Sunday, stalling vehicles, canceling the city's annual holiday parade and blanketing the field at M&T...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Baltimore prosecutors on Tuesday said a heart condition and dehydration were factors in the death of a man being restrained by police during a July traffic stop.
But the state medical examiner could not determine the degree to which the officers’...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Judy Pal, the chief of staff to Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, is leaving after one year in the position, and sources say Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's former assistant will take her spot.
Pal is a communications consultant who had...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Hoping to tamp down crime in a particularly troubled section of West Baltimore, city police and prosecutors have announced the indictment on drug conspiracy charges of nine people who they say have been terrorizing the neighborhood.
Though the charges do...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Over the years there have any number of citizen complaints about police use of excessive force and other misconduct, including some high-profile cases where suspects died while in custody. But too often investigations into such complaints end in a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Baltimore officials are considering a proposal by City Councilman Brandon M. Scott to set an earlier curfew to keep unsupervised young people from hanging out in the streets until all hours of the night. It's an idea that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 10 new officers.
The city already has about 3,000 sworn officers — more per capita than many other large cities in the country ...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Baltimore police have reassigned a supervisor who oversaw a Baltimore police unit tied to the in-custody death of Tyrone West and a vehicle pursuit that turned fatal, the department confirmed.
Lt. Eric Kowalcyzk, a police spokesman, said that the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Homicide detectives gathered under a West Baltimore street lamp Wednesday evening and studied a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head of a 21-year-old man. As police notified his family and began to canvass the area, a spokesman assigned the...