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  • Baltimore firefighters free victim from burning car

    Baltimore firefighters free victim from burning car
    A man fled from police and crashed his car blocks away Thursday, leaving him trapped in the burning vehicle after it rolled over, Baltimore police said. The man, whom police did not identify, was in "very critical" condition a few hours after the crash,...
  • Batts to address police recruits; selects new training academy director

    Batts to address police recruits; selects new training academy director
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts replaced the head of the department’s training academy Monday, as the agency seeks to address safety lapses and restore public confidence following the accidental shooting last week of a trainee. Batts...
  • Police didn't have approval to use Rosewood for training

    Police didn't have approval to use Rosewood for training
    Baltimore police did not have permission to conduct training exercises at the shuttered state facility for the developmentally disabled where an officer was shot and critically wounded, according to Maryland health officials. "As far as we can tell,...
  • City police training academy director, appointed this week, to retire

    Just three days after being touted as the commander who would oversee reforms in the wake of an accidental shooting during training, the new head of the Baltimore police academy informed top brass Friday that he intends to leave the agency. Maj. Joseph...
  • Baltimore officer cleared of charges in shooting of man from inside police vehicle

    A Baltimore police officer who last year shot a knife-wielding man through the windshield of his car while seated inside the vehicle has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the city state’s attorney’s office. The April 10, 2012 shooting...
  • Hammer-wielding man arrested outside City Hall, police say

    Hammer-wielding man arrested outside City Hall, police say
    A man holding a hammer was arrested Friday outside City Hall after he made a series of threats against police officers, a Baltimore Police Department spokesman said. Shortly after noon, officers arrested the 28-year-old man, who is from Flint Hill, Va.,...
  • Prepared text of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's State of the City Address 2013

    Prepared text of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's State of the City Address 2013
    Mr. President, Madam Comptroller, Senators and Delegates, members of the City Council, clergy, colleagues in public service, committed people of Baltimore—thank you for the opportunity to report on the progress of our city and to renew our...
  • Missteps in trainee shooting ran afoul of standards, experts say

    Missteps in trainee shooting ran afoul of standards, experts say
    The director of Baltimore's police training academy didn't know that instructors were holding exercises at an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Owings Mills. There were no supervisors on site. A police service weapon somehow got mixed up with a practice...
  • Police refuse to release training policies after shooting

    Police refuse to release training policies after shooting
    The Baltimore Police Department said it will not release policies and procedures related to training exercises, even after being told by a federal judge last week that its policies are not protected from public disclosure. In response to a request from...
  • Mary Alma Lears, Walters docent

    Mary Alma Lears, Walters docent
    Mary Alma O'Connor Lears, a former Walters Art Museum volunteer guide whose keen eyes alerted officials to a $1 million theft later linked to a gallery security guard, died of lung disease Jan. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson and former Roland...
  • Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies

    Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies
    Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63. "She had recently been sick, and...
  • Balto. police recover 29 stolen firearms early Tuesday

    Baltimore police have two men in custody after seizing 29 stolen handguns Tuesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, two men allegedly broke into an outdoor supply store in Saxton, Pa. by crashing into it with a vehicle, then stole multiple handguns. They...