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  • Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation

    Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation
    Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city. A former...
  • Batts passes the buck on hospital death [Letter]

    I was greatly disappointed by Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts' response to the tragedy at Good Samaritan Hospital ("After teen's death, police restrict response to hospital emergencies," May 21). I had hoped that we had turned a new...
  • Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online

    Baltimore Police to post 'use of force' cases online
    The Baltimore Police Department says it will begin to post a log of its investigations into serious use of force by officers online, and for the first time will ask the city's civilian review board to look at shootings involving its officers and deaths of...
  • This ain't livin' [Commentary]

    This ain't livin' [Commentary]
    To paraphrase Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," it makes you want to holler, the way so many people in Baltimore do their lives. Dying is too easy in this city, and neither death nor we should be proud. Even before summer officially arrives, nearly 90...
  • Police arrest driver in killing of 12-year-old while eluding officers

    Police arrest driver in killing of 12-year-old while eluding officers
    Baltimore police said Friday they have arrested a man sought in connection with the deaths of two youths in as many days last week — a violent sequence that had investigators scrambling to identify a suspect based only on vague witness descriptions....
  • Baltimore police hire new training director after months of flux

    Baltimore police hire new training director after months of flux
    Baltimore police named a new training director Friday, a move that follows two years of resignations, temporary appointments and a nearly fatal 2013 training accident that led the department to improve its safety guidelines. Paul Banach, a 29-year law...
  • Mayor's stroll should not require armed escort [Letter]

    Mayor's stroll should not require armed escort [Letter]
    As a resident of the Inner Harbor, I don't think a message of "safe streets" was reflected in Wednesday's photo-op ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). If downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor are so "safe," why did Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Mayor walks on the absurd side of the street [Letter]

    Mayor walks on the absurd side of the street [Letter]
    I really do try to think the best of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — as, for instance, when I voted for her in the 2012 election. Her periodic walks through Baltimore's streets ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5) make that so difficult....
  • Man jumped in Patterson Park by teenagers who were filming attack

    Man jumped in Patterson Park by teenagers who were filming attack
    A man was assaulted on Thursday night in Patterson Park by a group of teenagers, one of whom was filming the attack, according to a police report. The victim, who is only identified as a 25-year-old teacher in the police report, was walking in the...
  • Rawlings-Blake, Batts stroll to show safe harbor

    Rawlings-Blake, Batts stroll to show safe harbor
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts walked from Howard Street to the Inner Harbor on Wednesday night to promote safety in the city's downtown area. Escorted by several police cars, the group meandered from The...
  • City police to eliminate 212 vacant officer positions

    City police to eliminate 212 vacant officer positions
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he'll eliminate 212 officer positions — all vacant — from the department, marking the first significant reduction in the ranks in decades. Shrinking the size of the police...
  • Baltimore police commissioner punched, held man at gunpoint

    Baltimore police commissioner punched, held man at gunpoint
    As his security detail struggled with an armed man this month, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts held a gun to the suspect's head and punched him in the face before gaining control of the man's weapon, court documents show. Batts and his...