| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Maryland speed camera programs came under intense scrutiny Tuesday in Annapolis and Baltimore, with the General Assembly considering reforms ranging from a ban of the so-called "bounty system" to levying heavy fines against operators that issue...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was unsuccessful in keeping the secret audit of our failed speed camera program under wraps and now faces a City Council investigation and hundreds of victimized citizens who see City Hall as their enemy instead of their...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Baltimore's City Council is taking the right step by launching an investigation into a secret audit of the city's speed camera system. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statements on what the audit signified, how seriously it should be taken and what was...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly.
"People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Baltimore is poised to pay a $200,000 settlement to the family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Mount Vernon nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June 2010.
Though Gahiji Tshamba was not on the job when he shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown 12...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Consultant URS Corp. evaluated...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:21 PM
City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt.
The Board of Estimates approval, which was expected, will allow the city to eventually issue...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest.
Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Legendary Baltimore radio talk show host Ron Smith referred to our politicians as “public rulers.” He refused to use their preferred term “public servants” because they rarely if ever act as servants, and if they did, it was...