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Anthony Batts

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  • 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...
  • Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?

    Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?
    How's "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" sound for a new city slogan? City Councilman James B. Kraft is expected to introduce legislation at Monday's meeting to set a new official slogan to "celebrate Baltimore's essential link to our...
  • Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing

    Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform. At this time last year, Batts faced questions from city...
  • Hail to the chief [Editorial]

    Hail to the chief  [Editorial]
    Almost exactly two years ago this week Anthony Batts arrived in Baltimore to take over the leadership of the city's police department. Since then Baltimore has seen homicides go up, then come down again as Mr. Batts has instituted reforms, shaken up the...
  • Whistleblower detective quitting Baltimore Police amid investigation

    A Baltimore Police officer who became a prosecution witness against other officers convicted of misconduct is leaving the department amid an investigation of his own conduct, his attorney confirmed. Det. Joseph Crystal, who said he found a rat on the...
  • Baltimore police commissioner takes down suspect after shooting

    Baltimore police commissioner takes down suspect after shooting
    As communities across Baltimore gathered Saturday for events designed to address the violence troubling the city, mayhem occurred once more. In a chaotic chain of events, the city's police commissioner came across a shooting in a Northeast neighborhood,...
  • Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days

    Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days
    Blood smeared the white door and concrete slab outside a rowhouse where a teenager was gunned down early Thursday, the second 17-year-old killed in Baltimore in as many days. The killings of Keith Powell in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday and Adrian...
  • Former Baltimore homicide commander back overseeing unit

    Former Baltimore homicide commander back overseeing unit
    Baltimore Police confirmed that the former head of the homicide unit is back in that role, at least temporarily.  Maj. Stanley Brandford, who in April was named the commander of the Eastern District after about 16 months in charge of homicide...