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Anthony Batts

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  • Weeding out 'bad cops'

    Weeding out 'bad cops'
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake faces an uphill battle in this year's General Assembly when she and other officials travel to Annapolis to push for changes to a state law that restricts the power of police departments to discipline officers...
  • Patrol shift changes to revolutionize crime fight, Baltimore police say

    Patrol shift changes to revolutionize crime fight, Baltimore police say
    Baltimore police and city officials say a new police patrol schedule will put more officers on the streets at the most needed times, give officers more time off and cut overtime spending. If it sounds too good to be true, Baltimore officials say it's not...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Security lapse

    Security lapse
    Who knew that the desk officers in Baltimore City police stations aren't always armed? Or that visitors don't have to pass through metal detectors to enter the building? Or that unless you're reeking of marijuana and acting as if you're high you can...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Officer shot in West Baltimore

    Officer shot in West Baltimore
    A Baltimore police officer was in stable condition Monday morning after being shot during a traffic stop at an intersection near Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore, police said. The officer, who has been on the force for about three years, was "doing...
  • Baltimore's thin blue line

    Baltimore's thin blue line
    Across America, police officers put their lives on the line each day to protect the public and enforce our laws. They represent the "thin blue line" that divides the criminal from the law-abiding, civilization from anarchy. It is a potentially dangerous...