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Batts, new Baltimore police chief pick, says he's committed
Batts, new Baltimore police chief pick, says he's committed

Baltimore's next police commissioner believes the drug trade is at the core of crime problems from car break-ins to gang killings. And it's an issue that Anthony W. Batts says he's seen up close. "I have relatives who have had addiction problems, and they didn't solve those problems until they got into treatment," he said, referring to family in the Baltimore area. "Trying to stem those issues will stem some of the property crime issues and some of the violence. I think it's all connected." The former Long Beach and Oakland, Calif. police chief, who was introduced Tuesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, told reporters that he will be a...

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