| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:13 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said Monday night he wished the city had not paid consultants $285,000 for a crime-fighting plan that he described as "something we could've done in-house."
Young was part of the city spending panel that...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force.
He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has to be more cognizant as to what he states at council meetings. At a recent meeting regarding hiring outside consultants to assess the condition of the Baltimore City Police Department, he put...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:16 AM
I felt a glimmer of hope when I read that Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts plans to equip some officers with cameras ("Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders," Nov. 21).
I am a retired scientific photographer,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Baltimore police have temporarily reassigned three homicide detectives from the cold-case squad to conduct background checks on new recruits for the rest of the year.
The three officers represent the majority of the agency's five-detective squad, which...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley.
Police found him surrounded by foam containers, liquor bottles and trash bags thrown into trees, yards from an uncovered storm drain that could break a car axle.
Smith deserved better, said...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For a region accustomed to fizzled snow forecasts in recent years, a storm dumping as much as 8 inches of snow across northern Maryland surprised many on Sunday, stalling vehicles, canceling the city's annual holiday parade and blanketing the field at M&T...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Baltimore prosecutors on Tuesday said a heart condition and dehydration were factors in the death of a man being restrained by police during a July traffic stop.
But the state medical examiner could not determine the degree to which the officers’...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he plans to form a commission of experts outside the city department to review the death of Tyrone West, a move denounced by the head of the city's police union as "a way to placate the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:16 PM
With Baltimore police taking (and accepting) flak recently for failing to track and analyze its officers' use of the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic, another agency has the data and isn't doing much with it, either.
State law requires police agencies...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:41 PM
A 12-year-old girl was robbed at gunpoint while walking to her Southeast Baltimore school last week, police confirmed after the school's principal sent parents a letter about the incident.
The girl, a student at Patterson Park Public Charter School in...