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  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • First Amendment is sacrosanct [Letter]

    First Amendment is sacrosanct [Letter]
    As a peace activist who believes strongly in the First Amendment and as a proponent of animal rights, I really enjoyed reading Bruce Friedrich's commentary, "Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law" (May 29). Of particular...
  • Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online

    Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online
    The Baltimore Police Department says it will begin to post a log of its investigations into serious use of force by officers online, and for the first time will ask the city's civilian review board to look at shootings involving its officers and deaths of...
  • City officer charged in Pa. fired 14 shots at man

    City officer charged in Pa. fired 14 shots at man
    The off-duty Baltimore police officer charged this week with shooting a man outside his home in York, Pa., fired 14 shots and had been exchanging text messages with the victim's wife, according to court documents. Officer John E. Torres, an 11-year...
  • No charges in case of Nikita Levy, Hopkins doctor accused of secret taping

    No charges in case of Nikita Levy, Hopkins doctor accused of secret taping
    Authorities have concluded the investigation into the Johns Hopkins gynecologist suspected of recording patients during exams and determined that no one will face criminal charges, according to court records. Dr. Nikita Levy committed suicide in...
  • City Council passes smoking ban near playgrounds, athletic fields

    City Council passes smoking ban near playgrounds, athletic fields
    Smoking near a playground, swimming pool or ball field in Baltimore could bring a fine of up to $500 under a ban the City Council approved Monday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to sign the legislation, which would make Baltimore the latest...
  • Baltimore police officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing 15-year-old girl

    Baltimore police officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing 15-year-old girl
    A Baltimore City police officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl, the city state's attorney announced. Frederick Allen, 49, met the victim when she began attending Fort Worthington Police Athletic League...
  • Dog allegedly given poisoned sausage in Hampden

    Dog allegedly given poisoned sausage in Hampden
    A Hampden woman says someone apparently attempted to poison her dog by giving it sausage stuffed with Tylenol on Saturday evening. Terri Galvan said she found the sausage in the back yard of her home in the 3400 block of Elm Avenue around 11 p.m....
  • Baltimore man arrested in Abingdon in connection with city triple shooting, murder in March

    A Baltimore man was arrested on a warrant in Abingdon Wednesday morning in connection with a triple shooting in Baltimore in March that left one person dead, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Deshawn Richardson, 19, of the 3200 block of...
  • Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

    Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home
    A Baltimore judge sent a police officer to jail on Wednesday for 45 days after he was convicted of beating a drug suspect who had broken into his girlfriend's home, a rare punishment for a police misconduct case. A sheriff's deputy clicked handcuffs...
  • 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...