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Anthony Batts

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  • Where are the voices for McKenzie Elliott?

    Where are the voices for McKenzie Elliott?
    I am pastor of St. Matthew and Blessed Sacrament Churches in Baltimore City. For the last two months we have been talking and praying in our churches about the death of McKenzie Elliott, the three-year-old girl who was shot on her front porch on 36th...
  • Rawlings-Blake, Batts say police will work on relations with community

    Rawlings-Blake, Batts say police will work on relations with community
    After recording a 10 percent decline in Baltimore homicides and a drop in overall crime in 2014, city officials said Thursday that the Police Department would focus in 2015 on strengthening relations with the communities it serves. "If people in this...
  • Homicides decline in 2014, but year also saw unsolved slayings of children

    Homicides decline in 2014, but year also saw unsolved slayings of children
    Homicides, shootings and other violent crimes declined in Baltimore in 2014. But killings of children reached a three-year high, leaving absences in homes across the city. Najee Thomas was 14 when he was fatally shot in Cherry Hill in April. His...
  • Ravens stadium worker says team security chief assaulted her

    Ravens stadium worker says team security chief assaulted her
    An M&T Bank Stadium worker told police that the Baltimore Ravens' director of security groped and forced himself against her as she walked him through the facility after a December home game, court documents show. The alleged incident, which Baltimore...
  • Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD

    Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD
    A former Baltimore police officer who blew the whistle on misconduct is suing the agency and its commissioner, alleging that they failed to protect him from retaliation. Detective Joseph Crystal, who resigned in August, came forward in 2012 and told...
  • Media put police at risk

    Media put police at risk
    In light of the execution of New York City Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by a gunman with a Baltimore connection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake might want to reconsider her response to Commissioner Anthony Batts' statement following the...
  • Complaints against police down sharply, Baltimore leaders say

    Complaints against police down sharply, Baltimore leaders say
    Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner say that one year after undertaking a broad reform plan for the Police Department, complaints against officers have fallen sharply along with a drop in crime. The officials said the Police Department is a little...
  • Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge

    Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge
    Officer Andrew Groman stood outside the car and ordered passenger Donte Jones to show his hands, police say, but the 19-year-old passenger wouldn't. Groman warned Jones he would be hit with a Taser. Finally, police say, the officer fired the shock gun...
  • Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official

    Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official
    Amid nationwide protests calling for greater police accountability, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced Tuesday that he had been named to President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His words quickly landed on...
  • Officer shot in West Baltimore

    Officer shot in West Baltimore
    A Baltimore police officer was in stable condition Monday morning after being shot during a traffic stop at an intersection near Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore, police said. The officer, who has been on the force for about three years, was "doing...
  • Baltimore's thin blue line

    Baltimore's thin blue line
    Across America, police officers put their lives on the line each day to protect the public and enforce our laws. They represent the "thin blue line" that divides the criminal from the law-abiding, civilization from anarchy. It is a potentially dangerous...