| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In your article about the recent shake-up in the police department Commissioner Anthony Batts was quoted as saying: "When I got here, a lot of these people, I did not know their strengths, their weaknesses, their capabilities" ("18 Commanders promoted,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:57 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
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....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:08 PM
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,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Seven people — including a 15-year-old boy who was killed — were shot in West Baltimore on Saturday night as police grapple with a recent wave of shootings with multiple victims.
As of Sunday, nonfatal shootings were up in Baltimore by about...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore’s summer violence spiked again last week when 20 people were shot in 80 hours. But fortunately for many victims, the spate of attacks left an unusually low number of people dead.
In recent years, Baltimore has seen about one person killed...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.
The teen was among seven people shot...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Three weeks after Tyrone West died in police custody after a Baltimore traffic stop, the state medical examiner's office said it is still investigating his cause of death amid growing calls for answers in the case.
Protesters, including West's family,...