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  • 60 men take part in walk against violence

    60 men take part in walk against violence
    They walked past the vacant, shuttered storefronts in Old Town Mall — past the faded signs for Old Towne Pharmacy and Ayrdale Variety. They walked through a basketball game on North Bond Street, meeting with surprised faces as the players broke it...
  • Baltimore Police to hire 10 new officers under Justice grant

    Baltimore Police to hire 10 new officers under Justice grant
    The Baltimore Police Department has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 10 new officers. The city already has about 3,000 sworn officers — more per capita than many other large cities in the country &#...
  • Baltimore Black Pride events underway

    Baltimore Black Pride events underway
    From a ballroom performance show to a discussion on hate crimes with Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, the next two weeks are packed with a wide variety of Baltimore Black Pride events. And they start tonight! With the theme "A New Era:...
  • Top official departs Baltimore Police Department

    Top official departs Baltimore Police Department
    Judy Pal, the chief of staff to Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, is leaving after one year in the position, and sources say Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's former assistant will take her spot. Pal is a communications consultant who had...
  • Batts' method questioned in personal 'investigative stop'

    Batts' method questioned in personal 'investigative stop'
    At a recent news conference, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts pledged that his department would responsibly use the controversial tactic known until recently as "stop and frisk." As an example to the public and his officers, he described...
  • Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun

    Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun
    The Baltimore police supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise in Owings Mills was expected to have a live firearm, his lawyer says in court documents, while acknowledging that he meant to pick up and fire a practice pistol...
  • Baltimore police reverse stance on cutting back on use of Twitter

    Baltimore police reverse stance on cutting back on use of Twitter
    The Baltimore Police Department reversed course Monday on a shift away from using its popular Twitter page to notify the public about shooting incidents, after news that "criminal-on-criminal" violence wouldn't always be disseminated brought an outcry...
  • Roland Park Civic League, public school collaborate on mentoring program

    Roland Park Civic League, public school collaborate on mentoring program
    When Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts addressed the Roland Park Civic League last May at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, he urged members of "a sophisticated community" to find ways of using their skills and expertise to help "save...
  • Batts comments on since-reversed decision not to tweet shootings

    Batts comments on since-reversed decision not to tweet shootings
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts claimed Thursday that the agency's decision to stop notifying citizens of reported shootings over Twitter was never official policy and he would have vetoed it if it had been brought to him.  Speaking at an...
  • Batts offers open hand to LGBT community at hate-crime forum

    Batts offers open hand to LGBT community at hate-crime forum
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts offered an open hand to the LGBT community at a hate-crime forum in Mount Vernon on Thursday night, saying he wants to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" with community members to improve officers' interactions...
  • After 90 days, few details on death of man in police custody

    After 90 days, few details on death of man in police custody
    In the 90 days since Tyrone West died during an altercation with police in Northeast Baltimore, his relatives have flooded radio talk-show lines, protested outside City Hall and the state's attorney's office, and crowded community forums to confront...
  • Batts joins hunt for 'Public Enemy No. 1'

    Batts joins hunt for 'Public Enemy No. 1'
    As area police continue the manhunt for the twice-charged murder suspect they have dubbed "public enemy No. 1," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts personally hit the streets over the weekend. Batts said that he and his executive protection...