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  • Baltimore mayor disputes suggestions she encouraged violence

    Baltimore mayor disputes suggestions she encouraged violence
    Even as officials struggle to ensure a return to calm after a night of rioting in Baltimore, the political sparring has already begun. Did the city move too slowly in seeking help to keep the peace? In comments she made after the death of Freddie Gray,...
  • Baltimore protests continue as residents anxiously await Freddie Gray inquiry

    Baltimore protests continue as residents anxiously await Freddie Gray inquiry
    Protests continued in Baltimore and elsewhere Wednesday as this riot-torn city reopened schools and lurched toward normality, while residents waited to learn how a young black man's spine was severed while in police custody. More than 1,000 peaceful...
  • Freddie Gray fact check attrib two

    Anthony Batts, Baltimore Police Commissioner, speaking on April 20
  • Scant details from Gray death probe disappoint protesters

    The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but many people in Baltimore were finding it hard to be patient Thursday when police revealed next to nothing about...
  • Batts says curfew will stay at least through weekend

    Batts says curfew will stay at least through weekend
    Dashing hope that a few days of relative peace could bring an early return to normal, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Thursday night that the curfew imposed after rioting Monday will remain in place through the weekend. In a news...
  • Baltimore mayor concerned over 'misinformation' about Friday

    Baltimore mayor concerned over 'misinformation' about Friday
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she's working with Freddie Gray's family and faith leaders to clear up "misinformation" that could lead to further unrest. Outside a church in West Baltimore, the mayor stood with Hassan Murphy, a lawyer...
  • Curfew arrests, schools open, free concert after Baltimore riot

    Curfew arrests, schools open, free concert after Baltimore riot
    Baltimore continues to recover from Monday night's riots, and on Wednesday, some normalcy may be restored. City school students will return to class, the Orioles will play, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is holding a free concert. Police...
  • Beidle lauds woman in video who dragged boy away from Baltimore riot scene

    Beidle lauds woman in video who dragged boy away from Baltimore riot scene
    Anne Arundel Delegation Chair Pam Beidle, D-Linthicum, said she has been watching the news in Baltimore closely and hoped that violence, which erupted Monday, would not occur again. One of the possible solutions Beidle brought up was related to a...
  • Latest on police-custody death: Police bid to regain control

    11:58 p.m. Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody, has deplored the violence. "I think the violence is wrong ... I don't like it all," she said late Monday, adding she thought her brother...
  • Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest

    Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who struggled Monday to stop rioting in the city, spent most of his law enforcement career in California, confronting unrest during a rocky two-year tenure in Oakland. Batts presided over street upheaval...
  • Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests

    Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests
    In an internal email to police officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts praised his department's response to protests in the city on Saturday as "scary good." "In more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, I've been involved in...