Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
Is the theft of prescription drugs really to blame for Baltimore’s deadliest month in a generation? The commissioner links them to the alarming rise violence.
Baltimore’s Fraternal Order of Police is unhappy in the comments made by Police Commissioner Anthony Batts Friday.
The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.
Freddie Gray died of a massive spinal injury. Police reveal new details about his arrest in West Baltimore, but they still are not saying when or how exactly the fatal injury happened.
The day after a protest in his honor, Freddie Gray has passed away. His family contacted WJZ Sunday.
The man who police say was involved in a triple shooting in an East Baltimore neighbor has been convicted on Thursday night.
Right now, Baltimore City officer Andrew Groman remains in stable condition as questions persist about whether the man accused of shooting him should have been on the streets. And there’s more controversy surrounding the commissioner’s comments.
Two years into the job, top cop Anthony Batts is working overtime to keep his job and make Baltimore safer. His confirmation hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The murder rate in Baltimore City has already reached an alarming high. In just two weeks, 14 people have been killed. The mayor and police commissioner are committed to curbing the violence and held another neighborhood walk-through to reach out to residents—but some question the motives behind it.
A tense showdown at City Hall. Days after police top brass announce a new crime strategy based on a pricey consultant’s report, the city’s top cop is grilled by the City Council. A shortage of officers and skyrocketing overtime top the list of concerns.
From handcuffs to a helping hand. It’s a direction Baltimore Police are trying with the help of neighborhood clergy.