| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:56 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:17 PM
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....
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 11:00 AM
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:...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 4:41 PM
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-...