| May 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers.
| May 29, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union and some advocacy groups urged the City Council on Thursday to scrap a tough youth curfew bill and instead implement a plan that calls for more social programs for young people.
But Councilman Brandon Scott, lead...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator.
| May 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged.
Henry Mills had been a BGF...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Baltimore police acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that a homicide victim found early Tuesday in a field in Northeast Baltimore was a transgender woman, but details surrounding the case remained scarce.
Police said Tuesday night that a man had been...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:03 PM
From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city.
On the block where 14-year-old Najee Thomas...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police profiling of transgender women.
The event, "We Stand with Monica Jones," is named for a transgender woman and activist...