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  • 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...
  • Council president wants answers on Baltimore police plan

    Council president wants answers on Baltimore police plan
    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...
  • City's 'stop and frisk' oversight criticized

    City's 'stop and frisk' oversight criticized
    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...
  • On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU

    On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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....
  • In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime

    In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime
    At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street. Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
  • Police telephone unit aims to keep patrol officers on street

    Police telephone unit aims to keep patrol officers on street
    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...