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  • Dog allegedly given poisoned sausage in Hampden

    Dog allegedly given poisoned sausage in Hampden
    A Hampden woman says someone apparently attempted to poison her dog by giving it sausage stuffed with Tylenol on Saturday evening. Terri Galvan said she found the sausage in the back yard of her home in the 3400 block of Elm Avenue around 11 p.m....
  • Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

    Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home
    A Baltimore judge sent a police officer to jail on Wednesday for 45 days after he was convicted of beating a drug suspect who had broken into his girlfriend's home, a rare punishment for a police misconduct case. A sheriff's deputy clicked handcuffs...
  • 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....
  • In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime

    In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime
    At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street. Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment

    Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment
    The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...