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Anthony Batts

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  • Rawlings-Blake, Batts stroll to show safe harbor

    Rawlings-Blake, Batts stroll to show safe harbor
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts walked from Howard Street to the Inner Harbor on Wednesday night to promote safety in the city's downtown area. Escorted by several police cars, the group meandered from The...
  • Mayor's stroll should not require armed escort [Letter]

    Mayor's stroll should not require armed escort [Letter]
    As a resident of the Inner Harbor, I don't think a message of "safe streets" was reflected in Wednesday's photo-op ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). If downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor are so "safe," why did Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Rawlings-Blake eyes bigger role for police civilian review board

    Rawlings-Blake eyes bigger role for police civilian review board
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has asked her senior team to explore giving Baltimore's police civilian review board a "more impactful" role in the police disciplinary process. "In order for us to be consistent across the board...
  • Stacking the deck [Editorial]

    Stacking the deck  [Editorial]
    A year after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to reinvigorate the city's civilian police review board, panel members say nothing much has changed. That's hardly surprising. The board still lacks the power to investigate citizens'...
  • Police arrest driver in killing of 12-year-old while eluding officers

    Police arrest driver in killing of 12-year-old while eluding officers
    Baltimore police said Friday they have arrested a man sought in connection with the deaths of two youths in as many days last week — a violent sequence that had investigators scrambling to identify a suspect based only on vague witness descriptions....
  • Mayor walks on the absurd side of the street [Letter]

    Mayor walks on the absurd side of the street [Letter]
    I really do try to think the best of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — as, for instance, when I voted for her in the 2012 election. Her periodic walks through Baltimore's streets ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5) make that so difficult....
  • This ain't livin' [Commentary]

    This ain't livin' [Commentary]
    To paraphrase Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," it makes you want to holler, the way so many people in Baltimore do their lives. Dying is too easy in this city, and neither death nor we should be proud. Even before summer officially arrives, nearly 90...
  • Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online

    Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online
    The Baltimore Police Department says it will begin to post a log of its investigations into serious use of force by officers online, and for the first time will ask the city's civilian review board to look at shootings involving its officers and deaths of...
  • City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal

    City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal
    Baltimore's nearly $2.2 million proposal to reduce violent crime received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. The proposal would support Operation CeaseFire, a program aimed at reducing recidivism...
  • Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role

    Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role
    Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to...
  • Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers

    Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers
    The Baltimore Police are so happy.  Not just a little happy, like when the Royal Farms offers those 2-for-1 Krispy Kreme specials.  The cops are gyrating by the Shot Tower, doing the worm at the gym, confusing a drug-sniffing dog, kinda happy.  And,...