| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform.
At this time last year, Batts faced questions from city...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Almost exactly two years ago this week Anthony Batts arrived in Baltimore to take over the leadership of the city's police department. Since then Baltimore has seen homicides go up, then come down again as Mr. Batts has instituted reforms, shaken up the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:01 AM
A Baltimore Police officer who became a prosecution witness against other officers convicted of misconduct is leaving the department amid an investigation of his own conduct, his attorney confirmed.
Det. Joseph Crystal, who said he found a rat on the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:25 PM
As communities across Baltimore gathered Saturday for events designed to address the violence troubling the city, mayhem occurred once more. In a chaotic chain of events, the city's police commissioner came across a shooting in a Northeast neighborhood,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Blood smeared the white door and concrete slab outside a rowhouse where a teenager was gunned down early Thursday, the second 17-year-old killed in Baltimore in as many days.
The killings of Keith Powell in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday and Adrian...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Baltimore Police confirmed that the former head of the homicide unit is back in that role, at least temporarily.
Maj. Stanley Brandford, who in April was named the commander of the Eastern District after about 16 months in charge of homicide...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Baltimore police officials have replaced the commander of the homicide unit as two high-profile cases remain unsolved amid a recent spate of violence that saw a killing a day.
Maj. Dennis Smith, asked in April to oversee both homicide and the shooting...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:38 AM
As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move.
The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:12 PM
An independent panel created to review last year's in-custody death of Tyrone West determined that Baltimore police officers did not use excessive force but made tactical errors that "potentially aggravated the situation" and did not follow basic...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Andrew Baker Jr. and Angel Chiwengo were holding hands and listening to soft music on the radio as he drove her home from the Pikesville Doubletree Hilton where they worked.
As they headed east on Northern Parkway and passed through the York Road...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Police Commissioner Anthony Batts may have the single toughest job in the United States. Each small victory for the police department is trumped by more outrageous acts of ugly violence. A city weeps and prays for the family of a slain three year old ("...