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Anthony Batts

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  • Police Commissioner Batts says police need to tackle racism to build trust

    Police Commissioner Batts says police need to tackle racism to build trust
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told a national task force on policing Friday that law enforcement leaders need to "tackle racism" in the community and broaden their roles to focus on issues such as literacy, mentoring and mental illness....
  • Baltimore drug probe crumbles after court challenge

    Baltimore drug probe crumbles after court challenge
    On a cool evening in April 2012, a Range Rover drove away from a home in the Arlington section of Northwest Baltimore. When the car parked a few miles away, police finally tied a suspected drug dealer to a stash house, Detective Ramon Lugo wrote in a...
  • 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...
  • Is violence contagious?

    Is violence contagious?
    Baltimore police say they can't explain the recent uptick in homicides in the city's Northeast District, which has seen more murders than any other part of the city so far this year. The killings seem disturbingly random, ranging from domestic disputes...
  • '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...
  • Marchers in Annapolis echo nationwide call

    Marchers in Annapolis echo nationwide call
    Hundreds of Marylanders joined noisy demonstrations at the State House in Annapolis and on downtown Baltimore streets Thursday to call for an end to police brutality and other misconduct. They packed a hearing room on the second day of the 2015...
  • Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct
    As Baltimore's mayor presses for state legislation that would give police leaders broader powers over lawbreaking officers, the city's police commissioner says he doesn't want to get involved in the General Assembly battle. "Part of my responsibility...
  • Not a Baltimore problem

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has her work cut out for her as she tries to persuade this year's General Assembly to give Police Commissioner Anthony Batts more power to discipline officers accused of misconduct. State law currently restricts...
  • Northeastern Baltimore experiencing homicide increase

    Northeastern Baltimore experiencing homicide increase
    More homicides have occurred in Northeast Baltimore than any other part of the city so far this year, a trend that has prompted police to step up patrols and community leaders to press for more resources to address the increase in violence. A shooting...
  • Baltimore mayor seeks more federal aid to combat police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor seeks more federal aid to combat police misconduct
    As calls persist for greater police accountability in communities across the nation, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told a White House panel Tuesday that the city needs money for increased training and body cameras, and to add supervisors to the office...
  • Baltimore police hire former Anne Arundel police chief

    Baltimore police hire former Anne Arundel police chief
    Baltimore police hired former Anne Arundel County police chief Kevin Davis as a deputy commissioner, the department announced Wednesday. Davis resigned late last year after a year and half as Anne Arundel's top law officer. Incoming Anne Arundel...