From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city.
By By Justin George and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore police want to model a homicide prevention program after the city of Milwaukee, open a new center to hold kids who break curfew and use $1.2 million in city gambling revenue to pay for overtime and staffing of high-crime areas.
Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator.
"There's a lot of mistrust between police and transgender women," 60-year-old activist Monica Yorkman said Monday to Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, during a police forum held specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts met with students at KIPP charter schools Friday to resolve their fears a day after a college student's tripod was mistaken for a gun, setting off an hours long lockdown.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts will meet with members of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community this month to answer questions, address concerns and share progress that has been made within the department in the last year.
Baltimore Police plan to purchase 300 new computers for their nine police district stations, which officials called a long-needed upgrade that will allow officers to work quicker and better use technology to fight crime.
The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday. The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who says police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010.
For the final time, the Roland Park Civic League met at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday in February. Staring March 5, the league's monthly meetings switch permanently to Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Twelve-year-old Sean Johnson was hit by fatal gunfire as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011, the result of the Black Guerrilla Family wanting to "send a message" to his Baltimore neighborhood after a BGF member was shot, prosecutors said Friday.
The Baltimore Police Department pledged to devote "every resource in the organization" to supporting a detective who claims attempts were made to intimidate him for testifying in a criminal case against other officers, Commissioner Anthony Batts announced Thursday.
In the late 1990s David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities. It was, by most measurements a disaster, and an experience that pushed him to the brink.