| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Mr. President, Madam Comptroller, Senators and Delegates, members of the City Council, clergy, colleagues in public service, committed people of Baltimore—thank you for the opportunity to report on the progress of our city and to renew our...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Jim Mingle and Mike Boyd, detectives for the Baltimore Police Department, usually work in ties and jackets, but as daylight wanes on this day, they are standing on a West Baltimore street corner in their uniform blues.
"Still fits," Mingle says, patting...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The Baltimore Police Department has already gone over its overtime budget for the fiscal year, which ends in June, but Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says he will rein in the agency's spending.
"We will be in budget at the end of the fiscal year....
| Mar 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Rounding up the usual suspects and putting officers on foot patrol for a few weeks are desperate moves by the Baltimore Police Department to temporarily shut down gun homicides before the nice weather arrives and street crime picks up with a vengeance ("6...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:59 AM
The Baltimore City Fire Department created a new division two years ago in an effort to increase recruitment of minorities, specifically African-Americans, who made up 65 percent of the city's population but only half so large a share of the city's...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Baltimore police said they were aware of no problems connected to early St. Patrick's Day celebrations Friday night, as they brace for a weekend of boozy revelry once bars open today.
The department announced plans to flood bar districts with officers...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:25 PM
A police recruit wounded in a training exercise can respond through hand signals but remains hospitalized with an unclear path to recovery, said a Baltimore attorney representing the officer.
State police identified the injured officer candidate on...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Michael Kundrat, a Carroll County native and 26-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, has been named chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
Kundrat, 53, who has been acting MdTA chief for 18 months, was selected from a field of...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:10 PM
The director of Baltimore's police training academy didn't know that instructors were holding exercises at an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Owings Mills. There were no supervisors on site. A police service weapon somehow got mixed up with a practice...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 12:26 PM
The Baltimore Police Department said it will not release policies and procedures related to training exercises, even after being told by a federal judge last week that its policies are not protected from public disclosure.
In response to a request from...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Mary Alma O'Connor Lears, a former Walters Art Museum volunteer guide whose keen eyes alerted officials to a $1 million theft later linked to a gallery security guard, died of lung disease Jan. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson and former Roland...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63.
"She had recently been sick, and...