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Anthony Batts

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  • 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...
  • Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality

    Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality
    State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police...
  • Justice Department to probe allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore

    Justice Department to probe allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore
    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a civil rights investigation into allegations of brutality and misconduct by the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Batts...
  • Federal review of Baltimore police brutality to be 'candid,' official says

    Federal review of Baltimore police brutality to be 'candid,' official says
    A U.S. Department of Justice official promised Wednesday that his agency's months-long investigation of police brutality in Baltimore would be a "candid" assessment, and federal lawmakers threw their support behind the probe. Ronald L. Davis, director...
  • City leaders call on new officers to help change police department

    City leaders call on new officers to help change police department
    As city leaders welcomed the newest class of police officers to the force Friday, they called on graduates to help change the culture of a department that has come under scrutiny for brutality. "You have a responsibility to carry that badge in the...
  • Defense attorney calls on colleagues to help solve killing of toddler

    Defense attorney calls on colleagues to help solve killing of toddler
    Frustrated that police haven't made an arrest in one of the year's highest-profile killings, a local defense attorney is calling on his colleagues to ask their clients for information about the death of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott. Warren A. Brown...
  • Where's the accountability? [Commentary]

    Where's the accountability? [Commentary]
    Among the many repugnant aspects of the news that Baltimore has spent millions to settle charges of police brutality and civil rights violations, this may be the most troublesome: A clause in the city's settlement agreements prohibits victims from...
  • Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police

    Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police
    Although Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review allegations of brutality in the Police Department, some civic leaders called Thursday for a more far-reaching — and hard-hitting — federal...
  • Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality

    Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality
    Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner outlined Tuesday a sweeping plan to reduce police brutality, including the possibility of equipping officers with body cameras, while reiterating that they are committed to restoring public trust in the agency....
  • Rehash and half measures [Editorial]

    Complaints of excessive use of force and other misconduct by police are nearly as old as modern police departments themselves; the first known use of the term "police brutality" appeared in The New York Times in 1893, and it's been a problem for law-...
  • Man initially considered a suspect in 3-year-old's murder is released

    Man initially considered a suspect in 3-year-old's murder is released
    The 21-year-old man Baltimore officials had called a suspect in the killing of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was released from jail Wednesday after two months without being charged in the fatal shooting. Asked whether the man is still considered a...