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  • Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana

    Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana
    Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again. It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war...
  • Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]

    Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]
    Before I retired as a sergeant from the Baltimore Police Department in 1996 after 23 years of service, I had worked in a variety of staff positions. Given my background, I probably know more than the average Baltimorean about how difficult a job being the...
  • Baltimore police honor officers in awards ceremony

    Baltimore police honor officers in awards ceremony
    The Baltimore Police Department's top brass recognized officers for bravery and excellence on Friday, the first time the awards ceremony has been held in more than two years. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake handed...
  • Baltimore officer steps down as charges dropped in recording of judge

    Baltimore officer steps down as charges dropped in recording of judge
    City prosecutors have dropped all charges against a Baltimore police sergeant accused of surreptitiously recording a conversation with a judge, the state's attorney's office announced Friday. Sgt. Carlos Vila, whose earlier jury trial on the charges...
  • Baltimore police to invest in gunshot detection system

    Baltimore police to invest in gunshot detection system
    Baltimore police will soon install a gunshot detection system in east and west Baltimore, under a $305,000 state grant that won city approval Wednesday. The ShotSpotter system will use receivers posted in neighborhoods to detect the sound of gunfire....
  • Batts defends officer who claims he was intimidated for testifying

    Batts defends officer who claims he was intimidated for testifying
    The Baltimore Police Department pledged to devote "every resource in the organization" to supporting a detective who claims attempts were made to intimidate him for testifying in a criminal case against other officers, Commissioner Anthony Batts announced...
  • Bus rider, 68, dies after clash with Maryland Transit police

    Bus rider, 68, dies after clash with Maryland Transit police
    A 68-year-old man died Tuesday morning after a struggle with Maryland Transit Administration police investigating a report of an attack on a bus driver in West Baltimore, authorities confirmed. MTA officers were called to the 1100 block of Cloverdale...
  • Baltimore police officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy

    Baltimore police officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy
    A city police officer is accused of beating a Jack Russell terrier puppy with a mop, then choking the dog and sending a picture of its dead body to its owner — his girlfriend. Montgomery County Police have charged Alec Eugene Taylor, 27, of Silver...
  • Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate

    Release of Black Panther leader renews decades-old debate
    Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group had killed a suspected police informant within their...
  • 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...
  • Wrongful death suit filed against Baltimore police

    Wrongful death suit filed against Baltimore police
    The family of a man who died in police custody has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Baltimore police, alleging that Anthony Anderson Sr. was viciously beaten by three officers before he died. The suit, filed in Baltimore federal court late...