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Anthony Batts

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  • 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...
  • Wrong man detained in McKenzie Elliott killing, Batts says

    Wrong man detained in McKenzie Elliott killing, Batts says
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Tuesday that a man who was jailed and said to be the suspect in the killing of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott last summer is "not the person" responsible for her death. Describing for the first time in...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Baltimore drug probe crumbles after court challenge

    Baltimore drug probe crumbles after court challenge
    On a cool evening in April 2012, a Range Rover drove away from a home in the Arlington section of Northwest Baltimore. When the car parked a few miles away, police finally tied a suspected drug dealer to a stash house, Detective Ramon Lugo wrote in a...
  • 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...
  • Race isn't the problem, out-of-wedlock births are

    Race isn't the problem, out-of-wedlock births are
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake believe that Baltimore is still racist and that racism is the primary factor holding blacks back from income and educational parity with whites in the city ("Baltimore leaders agree:...
  • 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-...