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  • Officer to serve 60 days in Baltimore police training shooting

    Officer to serve 60 days in Baltimore police training shooting
    A city police instructor was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail for shooting a trainee during exercises, an incident that left a man critically wounded and, in the words of a prosecutor, "brought dishonor onto the Baltimore Police Department."...
  • State police don't analyze stop & frisk data, either

    State police don't analyze stop & frisk data, either
    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...
  • Prosecutors cite heart issue in Tyrone West's cause of death

    Prosecutors cite heart issue in Tyrone West's cause of death
    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’...
  • Baltimore police union not in support of Batts' outside review panels

    Baltimore police union not in support of Batts' outside review panels
    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...
  • Heavy snow surpassing forecasts, with ice still ahead

    Heavy snow surpassing forecasts, with ice still ahead
    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...
  • City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights

    City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights
    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...
  • Baltimore homicide detectives to do recruit background checks

    Baltimore homicide detectives to do recruit background checks
    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...
  • Baltimore needs cameras on cops [Letter]

    Baltimore needs cameras on cops [Letter]
    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,...
  • Young mindlessly insults Batts [Letter]

    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...
  • Police telephone unit aims to keep patrol officers on street

    Police telephone unit aims to keep patrol officers on street
    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...
  • Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders

    Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders
    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...
  • Council president unhappy with Baltimore police plan

    Council president unhappy with Baltimore police plan
    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...