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  • Medical examiner: Autopsy of man who died in police custody still pending

    The state medical examiner's office says the autopsy of Tyrone West, who died last month in police custody after a traffic stop, is pending with no timetable.  Protesters, including West's family, have been demanding that prosecutors and police reveal...
  • Commissioner: Baltimore officers found sleeping 'will be held accountable'

    Commissioner: Baltimore officers found sleeping 'will be held accountable'
    Reacting to recent television news segments showing multiple Baltimore police officers asleep on the job, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sent his officers a stern warning. The commissioner's email to all sworn officers comes after WBFF-...
  • Still no cause of death for Baltimore man who died in police custody

    Still no cause of death for Baltimore man who died in police custody
    Three weeks after Tyrone West died in police custody after a Baltimore traffic stop, the state medical examiner's office said it is still investigating his cause of death amid growing calls for answers in the case. Protesters, including West's family,...
  • Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department

    Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has picked the former chief of the Lincoln, Neb. fire department to lead Baltimore's fire department as it undergoes sweeping changes. Niles Ford, 48, a career firefighter who most recently was the manager of a small...
  • Lost year in fight against gun crime [Editorial]

    Lost year in fight against gun crime  [Editorial]
    The fact that homicides in Baltimore City reached a four-year high last year — 234 as of Tuesday afternoon — can hardly come as a surprise to anyone who has witnessed the steady increase in murders since 2011. What did come as surprise to many...
  • Batts: Crime dropped for 'everyday citizens' in 2013

    Batts: Crime dropped for 'everyday citizens' in 2013
    With murders, non-fatal shootings and street robberies up in 2013, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts emphasized in television interviews Monday that crime affecting "everyday citizens" was moving in the right direction.  "It's not throughout the city...
  • NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too

    NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too
    Baltimore's NAACP president said the city's gun violence affects a wide range of residents, even if the victims themselves tend to be involved in the drug trade.  On Monday, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said gun violence was "localized" and "not...
  • Two more shot Friday as Baltimore violence mounts in new year

    Two more shot Friday as Baltimore violence mounts in new year
    Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating their sixth case in three days on Friday night, as a spate of violence continued at the start of a new year. Detectives stood in the snow in the 1700 block of Ashburton St. in West Baltimore's Coppin...
  • Motive known in few city homicides, police data shows

    Motive known in few city homicides, police data shows
    Just three of Baltimore's 235 homicides in 2013 have a known drug motive, and police say 30 of the victims were verified gang members, year-end statistics show. As the year came to a close with an increase in homicides and shootings, Police Commissioner...
  • 'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]

    'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is catching flak from the very people who should be saying "amen" to his view of gun violence being focused on black drug dealers and gangs ("City murder rate should outrage even 'everyday citizens,'" Jan....
  • More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

    More police now sporting cameras on their bodies
    Officer Aaron Waddell pulled over a gray Dodge Caravan on Route 198 in Laurel and asked the driver for his license and registration. Waddell told the man why he stopped him — a suspected seat belt violation — and added, "Just to let you know,...