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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...
  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism
    As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion. "After hearing the facts...
  • Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing

    Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing
    With the next General Assembly starting in January, more than 100 community members demanded Saturday that state lawmakers toughen laws holding police officers more accountable for misconduct. During a public hearing on Saturday at the University of...
  • Federal review of Philadelphia police could hold lesson for Baltimore

    Federal review of Philadelphia police could hold lesson for Baltimore
    As community anger raged last year from officer-involved shootings, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey read that a new U.S. Department of Justice program could help reduce shootings and other excessive-force complaints. After scrutinizing the initial...
  • Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets

    Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets
    Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Baltimore to voice frustration and solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., marching through downtown streets and shutting down the entrance to Interstate 83. At Morgan State University, students blocked...
  • Ferguson tweet shows poor judgment

    Ferguson tweet shows poor judgment
    In the case described in "Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism" (Nov. 21), while it is true that First Amendment Rights are important and this sergeant is entitled to her opinion, I question her judgment in opining on an incident not...
  • Baltimore police training designed to eliminate racial bias

    Baltimore police training designed to eliminate racial bias
    As the Baltimore Police Department seeks to eliminate a wide gulf of community distrust, officers are undergoing training to address racial biases that could taint the way they deal with residents. Since April, more than 200 officers have been trained...
  • 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 approaching 200th homicide this year

    Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year
    While overall violent crime is down this year, Baltimore is approaching the 200-homicide mark for the third straight year, a grim milestone pushed by surging violence in Northwest Baltimore. A man and a woman were killed this week in northwestern...
  • In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point

    In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point
    Six points about Ferguson, the Eric Garner chokehold case in New York, the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and the eagerness to outfit police officers with body cameras: 1. Post-Ferguson America: This is obviously not the post-racial...