| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:01 AM
City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor.
He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The Department of Justice official in charge of the coming review of the Baltimore Police Department cautioned that the examination is not an "overnight venture," and it will take time to change a culture that has sparked distrust among residents.
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority.
City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:15 AM
If there were ever a time for residents of Baltimore City to support their police force it's now ("U.S. Dept. of Justice reveals plans to review Baltimore Police Dept," Oct. 20).
Not an easy task, to be sure. The public image of police has been...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:36 PM
A former high-ranking Baltimore police commander — who the department said in April stepped down for "personal reasons" — was charged Wednesday with theft.
Prosecutors said Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite was charged with theft between $1,000 and...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:13 PM
A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent and objective review of the city police force after hearing more concerns from residents about excessive force and other misconduct by Baltimore officers.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked the federal government to review allegations of brutality in the police force, he turned to a familiar face: Ronald L. Davis, the head of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a working group on Friday to study the cost and privacy concerns that would be associated with equipping Baltimore police officers with body cameras that would film their interactions with the public.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign.
But ongoing criticism from the...