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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem

    Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem
    Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has made a startling statement to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s- and 1960s-era racism. The statement, which comes as the city is seeing population growth for the...
  • Baltimore housing still segregated, but Jim Crow is gone

    Baltimore housing still segregated, but Jim Crow is gone
    Does Baltimore have a race problem? The nation has a race problem. Why should we be any different? But cutting through the thicket and thorns of general racism to get to the specific issue raised by the city's police commissioner takes some paring and...
  • Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system

    Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system
    A virus has slowed Baltimore police's computer system but police say it doesn't affect any dispatch capabilities or emergency functions. The virus known as "W32.Qakbot" was discovered recently as information technology workers were trying to figure...
  • Police order officers out of cars to better engage residents

    Police order officers out of cars to better engage residents
    Baltimore police Officer Steven Fraser popped into an East Baltimore carry-out and handed an employee a composite sketch of a serial robbery suspect. Outside, he saw a black plastic bag that held an abandoned beer can and tossed it into the trash. An...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals

    Baltimore police want to pair officers with mental health professionals
    Baltimore's police commissioner wants to team mental health professionals with police officers and deploy them on emergency calls involving disturbed individuals to calm tense situations and decrease the need to use force. "Having an officer and a...
  • 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...