| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Baltimore Safe Streets program has taken another hit with the arrest of one of its mediators on federal drug and gun violations ("Drug, gun suspect worked for Safe Streets program," Dec. 3). His job in the well-meaning but naive gun violence...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday he is in "strong agreement" with concerns raised by the ACLU over how his agency tracks its officers' interactions with citizens.
The civil liberties group released department data that showed...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns — a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said.
An officer two blocks away from the shooting in the 1300 block of...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:15 PM
(Video provided by Baltimore Police Department)
When the gunman in the surgical mask, sunglasses and latex gloves bursts into the Northeast Baltimore barber shop, nobody seems to flinch.
Even when his gun jams when he points it at his unsuspecting...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Prosecutors charged Baltimore police officer Andrew M. Fitzgerald with assault on Tuesday after he allegedly entered a boy's cell in the city Juvenile Booking Facility and punched him in the face.
Fitzgerald, a 26-year veteran, faces charges of second-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:02 PM
In the courtroom where Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory metes out justice, he has a steadfast if silent companion, Maj. German H.H. Emory, a lawyer killed in World War I whose portrait hangs to the right of his bench.
"He's looking at me every...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The family of a man who died in police custody has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Baltimore police, alleging that Anthony Anderson Sr. was viciously beaten by three officers before he died.
The suit, filed in Baltimore federal court late...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:43 PM
The Baltimore man dubbed the "Dine and Dasher" by police is at it again, authorities and restaurant owners say.
Andrew Palmer, 46, notorious for racking up food and drink tabs at area restaurants, then faking seizures to get out of paying the bill, was...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The Baltimore police officer suspected of killing a city firefighter and his girlfriend Sunday did not use his service weapon to shoot them, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.
Anne Arundel County police have not elaborated on a motive in what they'...