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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image

    Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
  • City civilian review board still flounders

    City civilian review board still flounders
    One year after city officials pledged to reinvigorate Baltimore's police civilian review board, members say their work feels insignificant and they are still seeking more authority. The Police Department recently said it would ask the volunteer citizen...
  • 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...
  • Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case

    Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case
    Four investigators from agencies outside Baltimore are working to determine who left a dead rat on the car windshield of an officer who was cooperating with prosecutors on a police brutality case. "We're going to go wherever that information takes us,"...
  • 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,...
  • 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'...
  • 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-...
  • 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....
  • Man jumped in Patterson Park by teenagers who were filming attack

    Man jumped in Patterson Park by teenagers who were filming attack
    A man was assaulted on Thursday night in Patterson Park by a group of teenagers, one of whom was filming the attack, according to a police report. The victim, who is only identified as a 25-year-old teacher in the police report, was walking in the...
  • After teen's death, police restrict response to hospital emergencies

    After teen's death, police restrict response to hospital emergencies
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said he wants police supervisors to evaluate whether to send officers to emergency calls at hospitals and mental health facilities, a move that brought concern from a major hospital system and the Maryland...
  • Batts' peevish response to hospital death [Editorial]

    Batts' peevish response to hospital death  [Editorial]
    Without knowing all the facts, it's impossible to say whether police officers acted responsibly in the events leading up to the death of 19-year-old George V. King, who was reportedly struck repeatedly with a Taser by an officer seeking to help staff...