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Anthony Batts

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  • Man says gang told him to take gun into police station, police say

    Man says gang told him to take gun into police station, police say
    Baltimore police officers are on heightened alert after they disarmed a man who took a loaded handgun into a police station on Tuesday. Police said Jason Armstrong, 29, told them he was acting on orders of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. They said he...
  • Police, probation officials heighten security after suspected gang threat

    Police, probation officials heighten security after suspected gang threat
    Law enforcement officials in Baltimore moved Wednesday to increase protection of officers and others who work in the city's police stations. They suspended a program that brought violent offenders into police facilities, and they put armed officers at...
  • Horseshoe security chief departs four months after casino opens

    Horseshoe security chief departs four months after casino opens
    Anthony Barksdale, the city's former acting police commissioner, is leaving his post as Horseshoe Baltimore's security director four months after the casino opened. The casino, which made no announcement, confirmed in a written statement that...
  • 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...