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  • Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics

    Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics
    The buzz will start downtown early next week before growing to a roar a few days later as the harbor fills with tall ships, the skies with flashy jet formations and the city's largest tourist attractions with massive crowds. More than a million visitors...
  • Baltimore should curb drones [Letter]

    Baltimore should curb drones [Letter]
    I appreciated the sentiments expressed by letter writer Rosalind Nestor Ellis ("No to police drones," Sept. 1). We surely do not need a militarization of the Baltimore Police Department. And to be proactive, the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore has been...
  • Under Armour hires former Baltimore police chief as head of security

    Under Armour hires former Baltimore police chief as head of security
    Baltimore athletic apparel company Under Armour Inc. has added some more muscle to its brand, hiring the former head of the Baltimore Police Department as its first chief security officer. Former commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who retired from...
  • Police need to deal swiftly with officers in dog killing [Letter]

    Police need to deal swiftly with officers in dog killing  [Letter]
    I have seen an overwhelming response in both the Baltimore Sun and online condemning the actions of the two officers responsible for the killing of the dog Nala ("Lessons from Nala," June 30). The amount of reaction actually gives me hope that the...
  • Family of man who died in Baltimore police custody files lawsuit

    Family of man who died in Baltimore police custody files lawsuit
    Two families who say they are linked through police brutality filed separate lawsuits against the Baltimore Police Department on Monday, alleging that two officers involved in an in-custody death should not have been on duty. Abdul Salaam, 36, says he...
  • Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role

    Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role
    Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to...
  • Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case

    Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case
    Four investigators from agencies outside Baltimore are working to determine who left a dead rat on the car windshield of an officer who was cooperating with prosecutors on a police brutality case. "We're going to go wherever that information takes us,"...
  • Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing

    Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing
    A second officer has been suspended as the Baltimore Police Department investigates a case in which a dog's throat was slit. Officer Thomas Schmidt, a 24-year veteran assigned to the Emergency Services unit, was placed on paid administrative leave after...
  • Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online

    Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online
    The Baltimore Police Department says it will begin to post a log of its investigations into serious use of force by officers online, and for the first time will ask the city's civilian review board to look at shootings involving its officers and deaths of...
  • First Amendment is sacrosanct [Letter]

    First Amendment is sacrosanct [Letter]
    As a peace activist who believes strongly in the First Amendment and as a proponent of animal rights, I really enjoyed reading Bruce Friedrich's commentary, "Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law" (May 29). Of particular...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...