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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Second arrest made in shooting death of 1-year-old

    Second arrest made in shooting death of 1-year-old
    Police made a second arrest and were tracking other suspects Monday in a double shooting that killed a 1-year-old, an attack that angered public officials amid a bloody holiday weekend in which gun violence wounded or killed a dozen people. Cornell...
  • Baltimore Police commissioner affirms rules on "stop and frisk"

    Baltimore Police commissioner affirms rules on "stop and frisk"
    Baltimore police officers will be retrained on when to use the controversial "stop-and-frisk" tactic, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Thursday, after a civil liberties group criticized the department's decision to change the name of the tactic. "I...
  • Expand the Safe Streets program

    Expand the Safe Streets program
    The rise in fatal shootings that has claimed dozens of lives in Baltimore City since the beginning of the summer focused attention on the gang violence that police say is responsible for much of the killing. Competing gangs adhere to a rigid code: You...
  • Robberies in broad daylight with residents coming and going are frightening (Hudson's Corner)

    When temperatures sizzled last week, life did not slow down in Roland Park. Activity proceeded, some constructive, some not. In the department of the unconstructive, daytime robberies in Roland Park were reported. Emails and Facebook postings gave...
  • As search for fire chief begins, some urge a look within

    As search for fire chief begins, some urge a look within
    As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake begins her nationwide search for a new fire chief, some city and fire union officials are urging her to focus on qualified candidates from within the department. The city has hired Florida-based Gans, Gans & Associates...
  • Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts 'chronically underfunded and understaffed,' council told

    Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts 'chronically underfunded and understaffed,' council told
    Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts are "chronically underfunded and understaffed," leading to "rampant problems," including inadequate investigates and poor conditions for captured strays, advocates told a City Council committee Wednesday evening....