A selection of The Sun's coverage of the Baltimore Police Department since 2014. Findings of the Justice Department probe of the police department -- which was launched after the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray -- will be released Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the probe.
Sometimes Kevin Wilder gets his hopes up: Maybe a clue will drop, he thinks, and the case will break, and he and his family will finally get answers in the fatal shooting of his sister and 7-year-old nephew in their Southwest Baltimore home in May.
As the nation debates the war on drugs, Baltimore has already begun to redraw the battle lines. Baltimore police have shifted the department's strategy to focus more on large-scale, violent players in the drug trade and less on addicts committing lesser offenses..
New software being rolled out by the Baltimore Police Department this summer will streamline its dissemination of policies and training and track receipt of such information by rank-and-file officers, the department said Tuesday.
The Baltimore Police Department is rolling out a fleet of 10 new transport vans and retrofitting 13 others with cameras and a redesigned interior to improve and record the care of detainees in police custody.
Baltimore police officers broke widely accepted safety limits for Tasers more than any other force in Maryland, and in nearly all cases fired the weapon at suspects who were not complying with police orders but did not pose a threat.
Many Baltimoreans have trouble finding employment because of arrests, including those for minor charges such as loitering and trespassing. The issue, which has sparked resentment in West Baltimore and other neighborhoods for years, has received new attention in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death.
A Baltimore Sun investigation has found Baltimore Police's internal affairs investigations often take longer than they should, mostly conclude without proving or disproving the officer's alleged misconduct, and rarely find that officers used excessive force, according to an analysis of data from January 2013 through March 2016.
The Justice Department's chief civil rights official promised a "very thorough and fair" investigation into whether Baltimore police have engaged in a pattern or practice of violating citizens' constitutional rights or discriminatory policing.
A Justice Department civil rights investigation in Cleveland provides a preview of what Baltimore can expect from a similar investigation being launched here in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
The Baltimore Police Department plans to implement a new use-of-force policy Friday that emphasizes the "sanctity of life," stresses de-escalation and requires officers to intervene if they see a fellow cop crossing the line.