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Anthony Batts

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  • Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say

    Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say
    A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police profiling of transgender women. The event, "We Stand with Monica Jones," is named for a transgender woman and activist...
  • Slain 17-year-old Michael Mayfield laid to rest Thursday

    Slain 17-year-old Michael Mayfield laid to rest Thursday
    A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream. The music in the church had fallen silent, and the hundreds who had turned out to mourn the 17-year-old Mayfield turned their eyes to the child with braids and white...
  • Family of man who died in Baltimore police custody files lawsuit

    Family of man who died in Baltimore police custody files lawsuit
    Two families who say they are linked through police brutality filed separate lawsuits against the Baltimore Police Department on Monday, alleging that two officers involved in an in-custody death should not have been on duty. Abdul Salaam, 36, says he...
  • Dog's killing a PR disaster for Baltimore police [Letter]

    Dog's killing a PR disaster for Baltimore police [Letter]
    The Baltimore City Council needs to immediately budget funds for a makeover of the city police force. The thug-like actions of some city cops has cast a pall over the entire police force ("Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing," June 19)...
  • Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role

    Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role
    Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to...
  • Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image

    Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
  • City civilian review board still flounders

    City civilian review board still flounders
    One year after city officials pledged to reinvigorate Baltimore's police civilian review board, members say their work feels insignificant and they are still seeking more authority. The Police Department recently said it would ask the volunteer citizen...
  • Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case

    Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case
    Four investigators from agencies outside Baltimore are working to determine who left a dead rat on the car windshield of an officer who was cooperating with prosecutors on a police brutality case. "We're going to go wherever that information takes us,"...
  • Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers

    Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers
    The Baltimore Police are so happy.  Not just a little happy, like when the Royal Farms offers those 2-for-1 Krispy Kreme specials.  The cops are gyrating by the Shot Tower, doing the worm at the gym, confusing a drug-sniffing dog, kinda happy.  And,...
  • Stacking the deck [Editorial]

    Stacking the deck  [Editorial]
    A year after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to reinvigorate the city's civilian police review board, panel members say nothing much has changed. That's hardly surprising. The board still lacks the power to investigate citizens'...
  • Rawlings-Blake eyes bigger role for police civilian review board

    Rawlings-Blake eyes bigger role for police civilian review board
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has asked her senior team to explore giving Baltimore's police civilian review board a "more impactful" role in the police disciplinary process. "In order for us to be consistent across the board...