| 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 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 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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:20 PM
A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said.
James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday.
The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Officer Aaron Waddell pulled over a gray Dodge Caravan on Route 198 in Laurel and asked the driver for his license and registration. Waddell told the man why he stopped him — a suspected seat belt violation — and added, "Just to let you know,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired.
A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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,"...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
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,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...