| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Police around Maryland said Wednesday that they would continue to collect DNA samples when suspects are arrested for violent crimes and burglaries, despite a recent ruling by the state's top court limiting the practice.
Several law enforcement agencies,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:04 AM
When President Barack Obama talked about the violence in Newtown, Conn., in his weekly radio address on Saturday, he urged the nation to act not only to stop mass killings like that one but also those that occur on "countless street corners in places like...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:07 AM
The Wall Street Journal over the weekend used Baltimore and the world-renowned Maryland Shock Trauma Center as the setting for a story saying hospital statistics show gun violence nationwide was “soaring,” and that a continuing national...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:41 PM
More than a year ago, police suspected that James Berry III had killed a man during a triple shooting in Bolton Hill, and they presented their evidence to prosecutors.
At the time, the case was not deemed strong enough to merit arresting Berry, once a...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III has joined the criminal justice faculty at Stevenson University, the school announced today.
The move comes after much speculation about what arguably the city's most successful top cop...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a new director of recreation and parks, choosing an experienced manager who has headed similar agencies in three cities.
Ernest W. Burkeen Jr., 64, who previously ran recreation and parks departments in Miami,...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Once a place to wind down during retirement, Johnston Square Apartments, a gray, fairly new multistory apartment complex for seniors along Greenmount Avenue in East Baltimore, has become a safe house.
"The majority of people in here stay in here," said...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 6:51 PM
More than half of nearly 100 rape reports that Baltimore Police decided were false or baseless have been reclassified as rapes or other sex crimes, according to an audit presented Wednesday to a City Council panel.
The findings came from a review...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 5:00 AM
While I agree with Jamie Sinsz's letter to your paper about the state of corruption in Baltimore City ("Baltimore mired in corruption," April 22), the writer sadly offered no suggestions as to how to change the current culture.
I believe it starts with...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The thrust of Gregg Bernstein's campaign against longtime incumbent Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia Jessamy was that her office was badly managed and too often produced incompetent performances in the courtroom. In that context, his pledge to...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 10:36 AM
In the Democratic primary race for Baltimore City State's Attorney this year, long-time prosecutor Patricia C. Jessamy is facing her first serious challenge in eight years from Gregg Bernstein, a former federal prosecutor in the Baltimore U.S. Attorney'...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Seventeen Baltimore police officers were charged Wednesday — and more than a dozen others suspended — in an extortion scheme in which officers are accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks for steering accident victims to a towing...