Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets.
How's "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" sound for a new city slogan? City Councilman James B. Kraft is expected to introduce legislation at Monday's meeting to set a new official slogan to "celebrate Baltimore's essential link to our national anthem."
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing before the City Council Wednesday morning, with members of the council and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and his detail were driving between community events on Belair Road Saturday afternoon when two men darted into traffic, one with a gun drawn at the other.
By By Natalie Sherman and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun
Previously undisclosed details about a September 2013 crash are raising new questions about whether police violated departmental policy by engaging in a high-speed chase. Those new details, from an investigative report obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Public Information Act request to prosecutors, shed more light on the role of the unmarked police car that was pursuing the Accord.
An independent panel tapped to review last year's in-custody death of Tyrone West determined that the Baltimore police officers involved did not use excessive force but made tactical errors that "potentially aggravated the situation," and did not follow basic policies..
Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Reggie Bullock also started tweeting about 26-year-old Mia Henderson's death, saying she was his "brother," and the case -- which city police had clearly sought to shine a spotlight on -- became the subject of international news.
Black and copper colored jewelry beads lay around a puddle of blood in a Northwest Baltimore alley, where police said a transgender woman was brutally killed early Wednesday in a crime that bore similarities to the murder of another transgender woman last month.
Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers.
As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake met in Northeast Baltimore with police brass to tout crime declines in the first six months of 2014, she acknowledged that perception lags behind reality, something she says officials are working to change.
Anthony Batts is crafting a reputation of a commissioner who is focused on Baltimore's communities. He and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have held eight public safety forums as they make the rounds of police districts this year, an initiative announced after 2014 began with an ominous 27 murders in 31 days.