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  • New city police policy says public has right to film officers

    New city police policy says public has right to film officers
    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...
  • Police scour Baltimore for suspect in shooting of fellow officer

    Police scour Baltimore for suspect in shooting of fellow officer
    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."...
  • Baltimore Police commissioner not in favor of marijuana legalization

    Baltimore Police commissioner not in favor of marijuana legalization
    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...
  • Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore

    Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore
    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...
  • Police telephone unit aims to keep patrol officers on street

    Police telephone unit aims to keep patrol officers on street
    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...
  • Young mindlessly insults Batts [Letter]

    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...
  • Baltimore needs cameras on cops [Letter]

    Baltimore needs cameras on cops [Letter]
    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,...
  • Baltimore homicide detectives to do recruit background checks

    Baltimore homicide detectives to do recruit background checks
    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...
  • City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights

    City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights
    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...
  • Heavy snow surpassing forecasts, with ice still ahead

    Heavy snow surpassing forecasts, with ice still ahead
    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...
  • Prosecutors cite heart issue in Tyrone West's cause of death

    Prosecutors cite heart issue in Tyrone West's cause of death
    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’...