| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The Baltimore Police Department will get more than $500,000 in federal grants to reduce a significant backlog in processing DNA evidence, according to Maryland's two U.S. senators.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice through the DNA...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Two weeks after a federal judge declared New York City's stop-and-frisk policing unconstitutional is an odd time to ask the question, but here goes: Would New York-style stop-and-frisk policing reduce Baltimore homicides to such a low level that Mayor...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A Maryland Transit Administration police officer shot a man in the foot at the Mondawmin Mall subway stop Tuesday afternoon as he ran toward her while fleeing officers who had pulled over his vehicle, police said.
The shooting was reported at about 3:...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
As T. Rowe Price weighs whether to remain at its Pratt Street headquarters in the heart of Baltimore, the safety of its employees is a key concern, the company's CEO said Wednesday.
Employees of the Baltimore-based money manager have been harassed by...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Richard A. "Dick" Simmons, a retired Baltimore police officer who was a founder and first president of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, died Tuesday of complications from an aneurysm at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
A former Baltimore police officer already facing state charges for prostituting his wife was indicted on a federal prostitution charge that alleged he oversaw a call-girl business with more than 300 customers.
In an indictment unsealed Friday, Lamin...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:33 AM
A child was shot along with two men Saturday night in the Johnston Square neighborhood of East Baltimore, police said.
"The Baltimore Police Department echoes our communities' outrage over the fact that, again, an innocent child has been caught up in...