Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake assured residents late Saturday that 1,300 police officers were in control of Baltimore as agitated protesters "wreaked havoc" after thousands marched in the streets..
Dozens of Baltimore Police investigators from multiple divisions within the department will continue investigating Freddie Gray's death beyond the promised delivery of findings to state prosecutors next week.
Two days of angry protests outside the Western District Baltimore police station were the latest in a tense week between residents and law enforcement that included a town-hall airing of grievances about the department that drew several hundred attendees and a police-involved shooting.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday said this weekend's violent crime — including three killings that pushed the yearly homicide number to eight above last year's — has not rattled her. Quite the opposite.
In an effort to solve more of Baltimore's homicide cases, police said a dozen experts will visit the city homicide unit to examine how detectives investigate killings, part of a grant the department has received from the U.S. Department of Justice.
In early February, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts cited the FIT database as part of the agency's effort to become more transparent. Asked then why police had posted so few reports, he called the process an "evolution" and said the website should be viewed as a step forward.
Does Baltimore have a race problem? The nation has a race problem. Why should we be any different? But cutting through the thicket and thorns of general racism to get to the specific issue raised by the city's police commissioner takes some paring and parsing.
Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts made a startling characterization to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s and 1960s-era racism. The statement has triggered a wide-ranging discussion of the issue around Baltimore — and relatively little disagreement.
The Baltimore Police Department is fighting the release of a secret audit that found a number of officers had misrepresented their educational credentials and wrongly received pay benefits, new court filings show.
Baltimore Police on Friday night captured a man they had dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1," thanking residents who had provided numerous tips that had police just steps behind him for the last couple of days.
Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, on Monday mourned the death of longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center.
Baltimore's move to provide body cameras for police should yield significantly more data about officers' interactions with residents, a key issue in lawsuits alleging brutality and misconduct, according to the mayoral task force that studied the issue.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Friday that he would like to deploy 18 teams made up of a police officer and a mental health professional to deal with incidents involving disturbed individuals.
A Baltimore drug investigation crumbled when questions were raised in court about inconsistencies in a police officer's application for a search warrant. Now the target of that probe, Devin Leroy Jones, is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 in a lawsuit that accuses the officer and Police Department of false arrest and false imprisonment.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told a national task force on policing Friday that law enforcement leaders need to "tackle racism" in the community and broaden their roles to focus on issues such as literacy, mentoring and mental illness.
As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake presses for state legislation that would allow police leaders to get lawbreaking officers off the street faster, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he won't get involved in a General Assembly battle.
Citing a conflict of interest, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office has asked an outside attorney to handle the prosecution of a former Baltimore Police commander accused of using a phony diploma to earn extra pay.
Two men who were shot in the head in West Baltimore during the weekend have died of their injuries, police said, and three more shootings on Monday brought the city's total during the holiday weekend to 14.