| Jan 10, 2015
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:29 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 9:10 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...