Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts needs a media pro to help him vent his spleen about how he feels about violent crime in the city in a much more constructive, less defensive manner, and perhaps tutor him about how to talk extemporaneously.
Baltimore's state senators pressed Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts Thursday to address city residents' fear in the wake of the spate of murders that started the year. Batts tried to assure them that he was "just as upset as you are" and "we're going to respond."
The woman who was riding in a vehicle with Tyrone West moments before he died in police custody said he fought with officers but continued to be hit after he gave up, according to a recording of her interview with police.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her security detail made two dozen out-of-state trips in 2013. The mayor's supporters applaud her travel, saying she is representing the city well before groups across the country. But some question whether it's possible to govern as effectively from out of town.