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Anthony Batts

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  • City Council approves police body camera bill

    City Council approves police body camera bill
    The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly voted Monday to require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras — despite arguments from the mayor's office that the council's bill is illegal. City Councilman Warren Branch,...
  • Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree

    Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree
    In an ideal world, the City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would work together to equip Baltimore police officers with body cameras that record their interactions with the public. The anecdotal evidence from departments that have adopted the...
  • Baltimore officer charged with misconduct, perjury

    Baltimore officer charged with misconduct, perjury
    A Baltimore police officer has been charged with misconduct and perjury in connection with an arrest made one month after he was publicly thanked by the city's mayor and police commissioner for his work seizing a handgun. Prosecutors say in January...
  • Baltimore to create online database of police brutality lawsuits

    Baltimore to create online database of police brutality lawsuits
    Baltimore officials will begin this month posting the outcomes of all civil lawsuits alleging police brutality and will reconsider their policy of requiring plaintiffs to keep silent after settlements are reached — part of a series of changes made...
  • Despite missteps, city police deserve the public's support

    Despite missteps, city police deserve the public's support
    If there were ever a time for residents of Baltimore City to support their police force it's now ("U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept," Oct. 20). Not an easy task, to be sure. The public image of police has been...
  • High-ranking Baltimore police commander stole pay, prosecutors say

    High-ranking Baltimore police commander stole pay, prosecutors say
    A former high-ranking Baltimore police commander — who the department said in April stepped down for "personal reasons" — was charged Wednesday with theft. Prosecutors said Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite was charged with theft between $1,000 and...
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept.

    U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept.
    A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent and objective review of the city police force after hearing more concerns from residents about excessive force and other misconduct by Baltimore officers. While some...
  • Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe

    Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked the federal government to review allegations of brutality in the police force, he turned to a familiar face: Ronald L. Davis, the head of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented...
  • Mayor to form group to study police body cameras

    Mayor to form group to study police body cameras
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a working group on Friday to study the cost and privacy concerns that would be associated with equipping Baltimore police officers with body cameras that would film their interactions with the public. The...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley

    Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley
    The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the...