Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
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.