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  • Bus rider, 68, dies after clash with Maryland Transit police

    Bus rider, 68, dies after clash with Maryland Transit police
    A 68-year-old man died Tuesday morning after a struggle with Maryland Transit Administration police investigating a report of an attack on a bus driver in West Baltimore, authorities confirmed. MTA officers were called to the 1100 block of Cloverdale...
  • Batts defends officer who claims he was intimidated for testifying

    Batts defends officer who claims he was intimidated for testifying
    The Baltimore Police Department pledged to devote "every resource in the organization" to supporting a detective who claims attempts were made to intimidate him for testifying in a criminal case against other officers, Commissioner Anthony Batts announced...
  • Baltimore police to invest in gunshot detection system

    Baltimore police to invest in gunshot detection system
    Baltimore police will soon install a gunshot detection system in east and west Baltimore, under a $305,000 state grant that won city approval Wednesday. The ShotSpotter system will use receivers posted in neighborhoods to detect the sound of gunfire....
  • Baltimore officer steps down as charges dropped in recording of judge

    Baltimore officer steps down as charges dropped in recording of judge
    City prosecutors have dropped all charges against a Baltimore police sergeant accused of surreptitiously recording a conversation with a judge, the state's attorney's office announced Friday. Sgt. Carlos Vila, whose earlier jury trial on the charges...
  • Baltimore police honor officers in awards ceremony

    Baltimore police honor officers in awards ceremony
    The Baltimore Police Department's top brass recognized officers for bravery and excellence on Friday, the first time the awards ceremony has been held in more than two years. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake handed...
  • Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

    Joseph W. McLeary, police officer
    Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater...
  • Speed camera reforms needed [Commentary]

    Speed camera reforms needed [Commentary]
    Legislative reforms are desperately needed to address issues with Maryland's speed camera programs in school zones, particularly in Baltimore City, where the problems have been so pervasive and so well-documented that the system has been suspended since...
  • Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana

    Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana
    Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again. It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war...
  • Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]

    Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]
    Before I retired as a sergeant from the Baltimore Police Department in 1996 after 23 years of service, I had worked in a variety of staff positions. Given my background, I probably know more than the average Baltimorean about how difficult a job being the...
  • Former Baltimore police commissioner memorialized

    Former Baltimore police commissioner memorialized
    When Bishop Lee Robinson Jr. was 3 years old, he'd sit on the front steps at night and wait for his father, a police officer, to return home. At that time in the mid-1950s, African-American officers in Baltimore weren't assigned squad cars. Instead,...
  • The insanity of Baltimore's 'disrespect' killings

    The insanity of Baltimore's 'disrespect' killings
    Two years after someone fired 18 bullets into his body, we finally know the reason Gregory McFadden died such a brutal death at the age of 27 in West Baltimore. He turned his back on a guy. It was disrespect, a malady that inflames the male ego and...
  • John H. Brown

    John H. Brown
    John H. Brown, who headed the Baltimore Police Department's mounted patrol for more than a decade and later became Carroll County sheriff, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at his Uniontown home. He was 85. "He was fair, a gentleman, as were his deputies,"...