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Anthony Batts

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  • Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest

    Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who struggled Monday to stop rioting in the city, spent most of his law enforcement career in California, confronting unrest during a rocky two-year tenure in Oakland. Batts presided over street upheaval...
  • Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests

    Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests
    In an internal email to police officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts praised his department's response to protests in the city on Saturday as "scary good." "In more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, I've been involved in...
  • Cops: Freddie Gray should have gotten medical care; mayor demands answers

    Cops: Freddie Gray should have gotten medical care; mayor demands answers
    In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van. Officers missed "multiple"...
  • The police need to rethink how they approach suspects

    The police need to rethink how they approach suspects
    The name Freddie Gray may go down in the annals of Baltimore history in a positive way: Years from now people may recall him whenever they talk about how the way Baltimore police deal with suspects has changed for the better ("Tensions remain high over...
  • Amidst carnival atmosphere of last night's protests, a leader of the #blacklivesmatter movement returns home

    Amidst carnival atmosphere of last night's protests, a leader of the #blacklivesmatter movement returns home
    As the national media continues to descend on the West Baltimore neighborhood surrounding Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested before suffering fatal injuries in police custody, so do activists from other areas. The scene on Wednesday...
  • Nephew of City Council president shot, killed amid spike in Baltimore violence

    Nephew of City Council president shot, killed amid spike in Baltimore violence
    Baltimore Police commanders scrambled Saturday to redeploy officers to hot spots across the city after a burst of violence claimed three more lives, including the 29-year-old nephew of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. Police...
  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

    Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest
    The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van....
  • Names of Baltimore cops involved with Freddie Gray arrest released

    Names of Baltimore cops involved with Freddie Gray arrest released
    The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place. Gray, 25, was arrested on April 12 after police "made eye...
  • Baltimore police internal memo says Batts met with officers in Freddie Gray probe

    Baltimore police internal memo says Batts met with officers in Freddie Gray probe
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts met Monday with the officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the man whose death following an arrest has sparked heated protest. Batts said in an internal agency-wide email sent out late Monday that...
  • Full text: Baltimore police internal memo on Freddie Gray case

    Full text: Baltimore police internal memo on Freddie Gray case
    The following is the full text of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts' internal memo: I want to update you with the latest developments in the investigation of the death of Mr. Freddie Gray. Earlier today, we held a press conference at...
  • Heated protest in Baltimore over death of man in police custody

    Heated protest in Baltimore over death of man in police custody
    Baltimore police said on Monday that Freddie Gray asked for medical attention repeatedly while officers shuttled him in the back of a prisoner transport van, but they didn't call for paramedics until they found him critically injured and unresponsive at...