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Anthony Batts

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  • Officers Bill of Rights is an obstacle to reform

    Officers Bill of Rights is an obstacle to reform
    Contrary to The Sun's recent editorial, the best way to ensure that Baltimore City's police commissioner gets the tools he needs to discipline misbehaving officers is by addressing the defects in the Maryland Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights as...
  • Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says

    Police body cameras will yield important data, Baltimore task force says
    Baltimore's move to provide body cameras for police should yield significantly more data about officers' interactions with residents, a key issue in lawsuits alleging brutality and misconduct, according to the mayoral task force that studied the issue....
  • Is violence contagious?

    Is violence contagious?
    Baltimore police say they can't explain the recent uptick in homicides in the city's Northeast District, which has seen more murders than any other part of the city so far this year. The killings seem disturbingly random, ranging from domestic disputes...
  • Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct

    Baltimore mayor pushes to toughen state law on police misconduct
    As Baltimore's mayor presses for state legislation that would give police leaders broader powers over lawbreaking officers, the city's police commissioner says he doesn't want to get involved in the General Assembly battle. "Part of my responsibility...
  • Wrong man detained in McKenzie Elliott killing, Batts says

    Wrong man detained in McKenzie Elliott killing, Batts says
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Tuesday that a man who was jailed and said to be the suspect in the killing of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott last summer is "not the person" responsible for her death. Describing for the first time in...
  • 'Public Enemy No. 1' guilty in 2013 double murder

     'Public Enemy No. 1' guilty in 2013 double murder
    A Baltimore jury has convicted Darryl Anderson, the first suspect dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police, in a 2013 shooting that left two women dead and another critically injured. It was part of a string of violence linked to Anderson, 27, an...
  • Not a Baltimore problem

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has her work cut out for her as she tries to persuade this year's General Assembly to give Police Commissioner Anthony Batts more power to discipline officers accused of misconduct. State law currently restricts...
  • Top city prosecutor, O'Malley aide join AG's office

    Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh named his two top deputies Tuesday, tapping Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legal adviser and a city prosecutor who coordinated major investigations. Elizabeth Harris, O'Malley's chief legal counsel since 2008, will...
  • Police and mental health

    Police and mental health
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts plans to send mental health professionals to accompany police officers responding to emergency calls involving people suspected of mental illness, an initiative we hope could prevent more tragedies when...
  • Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit

    Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit
    The Baltimore Police Department is fighting the release of a secret audit that found a number of officers had misrepresented their educational credentials and wrongly received pay benefits as a result, new court filings show. The audit was performed in...
  • Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'

    Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'
    In an interview set to air on C-SPAN Sunday, Baltimore Commissioner Anthony W. Batts elaborated on comments made a week earlier that he believes the city suffers from "1950s racism" and is more divided than other cities where he has worked.  Batts first...