| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:59 AM
An 8-year-old boy walking home from school was killed Wednesday when an East Baltimore rowhouse that neighbors said exploded caught fire, sending rubble into the street and plumes of thick, black smoke over the area.
Three other people, including two...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Baltimore is poised to pay a $200,000 settlement to the family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Mount Vernon nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June 2010.
Though Gahiji Tshamba was not on the job when he shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown 12...
| May 5, 2012
| 4:25 AM
With Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III planning to leave the city in August, after having served 31 years on the force, and five as chief, we put together a time line of his tenure:
May 1981 — Bealefeld joins the city...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Baltimore police have turned over to prosecutors their investigation into the death of Anthony Anderson, who the state medical examiner says died in September from blunt force traumaduring an arrest in East Baltimore.
Police spokesman Anthony...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:45 PM
A Baltimore County police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of a Randallstown teen, but the charges drew criticism from the boy's mother and the community, who continued calls for an outside investigation.
James D. Laboard, a nine-year veteran,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Only James D. Laboard knows his intentions the night Baltimore County police said the off-duty officer chased a group of teens who had thrown a rock at his home.
But as authorities considered charges in the ensuing death of Christopher Brown, they had to...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Police officers convicted of a crime in Maryland and sentenced to state prison are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates.
But those prosecuted in U.S. District Court and sent to federal prison — like the...
| Mar 23, 2011
It was after 1 a.m. on June 5, 2010. Tyrone Brown had already had plenty to drink. But he wasn't ready to go home.
The 32-year-old Baltimore native tried to drag his sister and a friend into Club Hippo, but they didn't want to go into a gay bar,...
| Mar 23, 2011
Excerpts from witness statements taken after off-duty Officer Gahiji Tshamba shot Tyrone Brown.
"The dark skin gentlemen [Brown] who was walking with the, the two young ladies had his hands in the air and he was walking back, you know, like trying to...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 5:20 AM
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:50 PM
The Baltimore City government and Police Department, along with their top officials, can be sued under federal law for allegedly failing to control Officer Gahiji Tshamba, who was convicted of manslaughter last month in state court after repeated...
| Aug 6, 2011
For a department that has seen more than its share of troubles, perhaps none could count as a more painful failure for the Baltimore Police Department than the January killing of plainclothes Officer William Torbit Jr. by friendly fire as he was trying to...