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  • City police promise dirt bike crackdown

    City police promise dirt bike crackdown
    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...
  • Foster youth was Tased five times at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Foster youth was Tased five times at Good Samaritan Hospital
    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. State social...
  • 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...
  • Council approves tough new curfew for city youths

    Council approves tough new curfew for city youths
    A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers. The...
  • Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side

    Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side
    Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator. In a...
  • Frustration with crime evident at public safety summit

    The written questions from the audience of more than 100 people came fast and furious on cards read aloud by City Councilman Bill Henry, moderator of the 3rd annual Public Safety Summit at Morgan State University on Saturday. What can city police do...
  • Baltimore police contract calls for raises, fewer positions

    Baltimore police contract calls for raises, fewer positions
    A tentative agreement between Baltimore and its police union would cut vacant positions from the department while raising officer pay, a shift intended to stop officers from leaving for better-paying agencies. The proposed three-year contract marks a...
  • Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say

    Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say
    The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
  • Youth jobs, community meeting initiatives launched to combat violence

    Youth jobs, community meeting initiatives launched to combat violence
    The question has been debated in Baltimore for decades: How can the city cut its murder rate, which is among the highest in the nation? For the 50 young people and their advocates who spent Saturday at Liberty Rec and Tech Center in West Baltimore,...
  • Mayor, Batts attend west-side town hall meeting

    Mayor, Batts attend west-side town hall meeting
    For Raymond Kelly, fixing the issue of crime in his Sandtown Winchester neighborhood seems simple enough — make sure police and community leaders are visible. "Drug dealers on the corner don't want to be seen," the community organizer said. "We...