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  • City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'

    City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'
    The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority. City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said...
  • City homeowners lose property for just $250 in unpaid taxes

    City homeowners lose property for just $250 in unpaid taxes
    Homeowners in Baltimore can lose their houses for as little as $250 in unpaid taxes — a threshold far lower than in other cities — according to a new Abell Foundation report that urges a change in the practice. The report calls on...
  • City Council panel pushes ahead with body camera legislation

    City Council panel pushes ahead with body camera legislation
    Rejecting arguments by the Rawlings-Blake administration, key City Council members made clear Tuesday that they plan to push ahead with legislation to equip police officers with body cameras to film their interactions with the public. The public...
  • Prosecutors: No charges against Baltimore officer who used Taser on teen

    Prosecutors: No charges against Baltimore officer who used Taser on teen
    Baltimore police officers will not face charges for using a Taser five times on a 19-year-old hospital patient who died in May, city prosecutors said Tuesday. After interviewing witnesses, reviewing the use of the Taser and studying autopsy results, the...
  • Cole's record on development draws praise and concern

    Cole's record on development draws praise and concern
    In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development. That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...
  • Unaccountable police are a threat to democracy

    Unaccountable police are a threat to democracy
    If City Solicitor George Nilson is correct in saying that the City Council can't issue a legal requirement that the police conduct themselves in a certain way, the BCPD would represent a private armed force accountable only to the mayor ("City solicitor...
  • Baltimore OKs study on Charm City Circulator fees

    Baltimore OKs study on Charm City Circulator fees
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a $130,000 study of the Charm City Circulator, the city's popular bus service that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she wants to remain free. Rawlings-Blake said the study is needed to make the...
  • Mayor says she will veto body camera bill

    Mayor says she will veto body camera bill
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she will veto a City Council bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras if the legislation makes it to her desk before policy questions have been resolved. "I would rather be thoughtful and right...
  • Officer seen on assault video charged with assault, perjury

    Officer seen on assault video charged with assault, perjury
    A Baltimore police officer who was caught on video beating a suspect — but remained on the job for three months until the video was publicly revealed — was criminally charged with assault and perjury, city prosecutors announced Wednesday....
  • A hard report to swallow

    A hard report to swallow
    We can understand the possibility that the Baltimore state's attorney's office concluded, after examining the evidence, that it did not have a criminal case against two city police officers who repeatedly struck a patient at MedStar Good Samaritan...
  • Mayor to form group to study police body cameras

    Mayor to form group to study police body cameras
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a working group on Friday to study the cost and privacy concerns that would be associated with equipping Baltimore police officers with body cameras that would film their interactions with the public. The...