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Anthony Batts

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  • A more thoughtful body camera approach

    A more thoughtful body camera approach
    In last week's Sun editorial "Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing When They Agree" (Nov. 14), the message was clear: The City Council and I need to work together to ensure police body cameras are brought to Baltimore. I agree, and despite my differences...
  • Why is the city dragging its feet on police body cameras?

    Why is the city dragging its feet on police body cameras?
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will veto a City Council bill requiring all Baltimore police officers to wear body cameras ("City Council approves police body camera bill," Nov. 10). "I refuse to roll out a program that has not been...
  • DNA on hat left at scene leads to arrest in July killing

    DNA on an Orlando Magic cap left behind after a July shooting led Baltimore police to a suspect, the department announced Wednesday. Police on Tuesday charged Omar McGee, 25, of the 200 block of Caraway Road, with first-degree murder in the July 4...
  • Officer shot in West Baltimore

    Officer shot in West Baltimore
    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...
  • Complaints against police down sharply, Baltimore leaders say

    Complaints against police down sharply, Baltimore leaders say
    Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner say that one year after undertaking a broad reform plan for the Police Department, complaints against officers have fallen sharply along with a drop in crime. The officials said the Police Department is a little...
  • Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge

    Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge
    Officer Andrew Groman stood outside the car and ordered passenger Donte Jones to show his hands, police say, but the 19-year-old passenger wouldn't. Groman warned Jones he would be hit with a Taser. Finally, police say, the officer fired the shock gun...
  • Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official

    Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official
    Amid nationwide protests calling for greater police accountability, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced Tuesday that he had been named to President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His words quickly landed on...
  • Baltimore's thin blue line

    Baltimore's thin blue line
    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...
  • Citizens have a right to protest police brutality

    Citizens have a right to protest police brutality
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently referred to the recent marches protesting police brutality by saying, "I wonder if we'll have those same marches as officers are shot, too" ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15). His comment...
  • Batts' false moral equivalence

    Batts' false moral equivalence
    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts recently wondered if there would be marches for the city police officer who was shot during a traffic stop ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15). Mr. Batts implies that the shooting was equivalent to the police-...
  • Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter

    Court records show multiple opportunities to have jailed accused police shooter
    The man accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer might have remained in jail had a judge denied him bail as prosecutors requested six months ago, when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges. That was one of two opportunities the criminal...