| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Yesterday, in the wake of the second murder of a transgender woman in Baltimore in the last two months, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts held a press conference to convey a commitment to solving the crime and improving police relations with the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Black- and copper-colored beads lay around a puddle of blood in a Northwest Baltimore alley where police said a transgender woman was killed early Wednesday in a crime that bore similarities to the slaying of another transgender woman last month....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:27 AM
When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was campaigning for her job three years ago, she proposed hiring 300 new police officers. In a city perennially worried about crime, the idea was intuitively appealing. Since then, the department has been hiring at a...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is right to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders by using social media and undercover officers to prevent them from disrupting traffic and putting motorists and pedestrians at risk. The...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:40 AM
Baltimore police say they plan to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders, pledging to infiltrate the groups using social media and undercover officers in an effort to disrupt the packs of riders.
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:18 PM
A city police officer used his Taser five times to subdue a heavily medicated 19-year-old man who was fighting staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and later died, according to his family's attorney and an account from a law enforcement source.
| May 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:38 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
George King seemed to always be hungry, occasionally pestering the staff at his group foster home for chicken or brownies. If someone was being picked on, he would stand up for them, his loved ones recalled. Though he had made some missteps in life, he...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city.