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  • Cameras on cops

    There was no small irony in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto Monday of a City Council bill that would have required city police to be equipped with body cameras. For one thing, the mayor herself has said she supports the idea of officers wearing the devices to record their interactions with the public. For another, her rejection of the council's measure came on the same day President Barack Obama was urging police departments around the county to adopt the technology.
  • Complaints against police down sharply, Baltimore leaders say

    Complaints against police down sharply, Baltimore leaders say
    Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner say that one year after undertaking a broad reform plan for the Police Department, complaints against officers have fallen sharply along with a drop in crime. The officials said the Police Department is a little...

    Young removes Spector from committees after she votes against two bills

    Young removes Spector from committees after she votes against two bills
    City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has stripped Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector of most of her committee assignments after she cast the only vote against two bills he favored. In an interview, Spector said Young was behaving like a...

    Baltimore City Council moves to ban plastic bags

    Baltimore City Council moves to ban plastic bags
    Baltimore's City Council moved to ban plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and big-box retailers Monday after dumping a proposal to charge a 5-cent fee for the bags to discourage their use. The proposed ban would make Baltimore one of the first...

    Behind closed doors, Rawlings-Blake, Young clashed over body camera implementation

    Behind closed doors, Rawlings-Blake, Young clashed over body camera implementation
    It's no secret that two proponents of police body cameras — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young — are at loggerheads over the details of how to implement the program. But another dispute helped...