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Anthony Batts

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  • After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department

    After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department
    As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
  • Don't return to a failed crime-fighting strategy

    Don't return to a failed crime-fighting strategy
    Perhaps Gov. Martin O'Malley doesn't remember what the homicide rate was back in the day when he was Baltimore's mayor, or maybe he's just trying to burnish his crime-fighting credentials ahead of his anticipated 2016 presidential bid. Either way, his...
  • O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore

     O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off. The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
  • Out all night

    Baltimore officials are considering a proposal by City Councilman Brandon M. Scott to set an earlier curfew to keep unsupervised young people from hanging out in the streets until all hours of the night. It's an idea that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,...
  • City officials consider earlier youth curfew

    City officials consider earlier youth curfew
    Top city leaders are supporting an effort to tighten Baltimore's curfew law that could require children younger than 14 to be off the street as early as 9 p.m. Councilman Brandon M. Scott introduced legislation Monday that would abolish the city's...
  • Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union

    Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union
    With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas. And though Police Commissioner...
  • Cameras on cops

    Cameras on cops
    Over the years there have any number of citizen complaints about police use of excessive force and other misconduct, including some high-profile cases where suspects died while in custody. But too often investigations into such complaints end in a...
  • Nine indicted in West Baltimore drug conspiracy case

    Nine indicted in West Baltimore drug conspiracy case
    Hoping to tamp down crime in a particularly troubled section of West Baltimore, city police and prosecutors have announced the indictment on drug conspiracy charges of nine people who they say have been terrorizing the neighborhood. Though the charges do...
  • In Baltimore, Batts finds allies for youth curfew

    Earlier this year, Baltimore Police made rare use of its Twitter account to float a policy proposal: "We are thinking about moving the juvenile curfew time to 10 pm," the message read. "What do you think?" Within days, Police Commissioner Anthony...
  • Baltimore police replace leadership in downtown district

    Baltimore police replace leadership in downtown district
    City police announced another shake-up of senior staff Monday, replacing both the recently appointed head of the high-profile downtown district and the longer-tenured leader in troubled West Baltimore. Maj. William Marcus will take over from Maj....
  • Baltimore police officer charged with having sex with a minor

    Baltimore police officer charged with having sex with a minor
    A Baltimore grand jury indicted a city police officer on Thursday on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a girl who was a minor, according to a statement by the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office. The indictment charges Frederick Allen...
  • Seven shot in West Baltimore, teenager killed

    Seven shot in West Baltimore, teenager killed
    Seven people – including a 15-year-old boy who was killed – were shot in West Baltimore on Saturday night, and police believe it stemmed from a conflict over an illegal dice game. The 15-year-old victim was not identified late Saturday,...