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Anthony Batts

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  • On race, Batts is a divider

    On race, Batts is a divider
    As a lifelong Baltimore resident, I was dismayed to hear Commissioner Anthony Batts' negative opinion of race relations in our city ("Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem," March 14). Yes, Baltimore has many problems, but we also have seen...
  • Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem

    Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem
    Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has made a startling statement to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s- and 1960s-era racism. The statement, which comes as the city is seeing population growth for the...
  • Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says

    Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says
    Baltimore's move to provide body cameras for police should yield significantly more data about officers' interactions with residents, a key issue in lawsuits alleging brutality and misconduct, according to the mayoral task force that studied the issue....
  • Baltimore housing still segregated, but Jim Crow is gone

    Baltimore housing still segregated, but Jim Crow is gone
    Does Baltimore have a race problem? The nation has a race problem. Why should we be any different? But cutting through the thicket and thorns of general racism to get to the specific issue raised by the city's police commissioner takes some paring and...
  • Officers Bill of Rights is an obstacle to reform

    Officers Bill of Rights is an obstacle to reform
    Contrary to The Sun's recent editorial, the best way to ensure that Baltimore City's police commissioner gets the tools he needs to discipline misbehaving officers is by addressing the defects in the Maryland Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights as...
  • Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system

    Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system
    A virus has slowed Baltimore police's computer system but police say it doesn't affect any dispatch capabilities or emergency functions. The virus known as "W32.Qakbot" was discovered recently as information technology workers were trying to figure...
  • Police order officers out of cars to better engage residents

    Police order officers out of cars to better engage residents
    Baltimore police Officer Steven Fraser popped into an East Baltimore carry-out and handed an employee a composite sketch of a serial robbery suspect. Outside, he saw a black plastic bag that held an abandoned beer can and tossed it into the trash. An...
  • Injured Baltimore officer makes rare appearance

    Injured Baltimore officer makes rare appearance
    Baltimore police Sgt. Keith Mcneill, who continues to recover after being shot last year, made a rare public appearance this month when he attended a promotion ceremony in East Baltimore. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Mcneill...
  • The lessons of Ferguson

    The lessons of Ferguson
    The Justice Department on Wednesday released a devastating critique of police and city officials in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by an officer last year. Though the department did not find cause to bring a civil rights...
  • Public has a right to see police audit

    Public has a right to see police audit
    The Baltimore City Police Department's leaders wonder why so many people do not have faith or trust in them, yet they do what they can to keep that lack of trust in place ("Police fight audit's release," March 2). An audit dated April 2014 that shows...
  • 'Public Enemy No. 1' guilty in 2013 double murder

     'Public Enemy No. 1' guilty in 2013 double murder
    A Baltimore jury has convicted Darryl Anderson, the first suspect dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police, in a 2013 shooting that left two women dead and another critically injured. It was part of a string of violence linked to Anderson, 27, an...