| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday.
The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Baltimore police scoured the city this weekend for information about the shooting attack that that left an off-duty city officer in critical condition, an incident Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts described as a "cowardly act of violence."...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in a radio interview on Thursday evening expressed doubt that marijuana should be legalized.
Batts, responding to a question from host Anthony McCarthy on WEAA, discussed his own upbringing in describing...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman sleeping next to her child in her Southwest Baltimore home awoke to the sound of three or four gunshots. Her husband told her to get down. After a few moments, they looked out the window to an empty street.
No one was running. Nothing looked out...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has to be more cognizant as to what he states at council meetings. At a recent meeting regarding hiring outside consultants to assess the condition of the Baltimore City Police Department, he put...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:16 AM
I felt a glimmer of hope when I read that Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts plans to equip some officers with cameras ("Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders," Nov. 21).
I am a retired scientific photographer,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Baltimore police have temporarily reassigned three homicide detectives from the cold-case squad to conduct background checks on new recruits for the rest of the year.
The three officers represent the majority of the agency's five-detective squad, which...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley.
Police found him surrounded by foam containers, liquor bottles and trash bags thrown into trees, yards from an uncovered storm drain that could break a car axle.
Smith deserved better, said...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For a region accustomed to fizzled snow forecasts in recent years, a storm dumping as much as 8 inches of snow across northern Maryland surprised many on Sunday, stalling vehicles, canceling the city's annual holiday parade and blanketing the field at M&T...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Baltimore prosecutors on Tuesday said a heart condition and dehydration were factors in the death of a man being restrained by police during a July traffic stop.
But the state medical examiner could not determine the degree to which the officers’...