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Stories with person: Anthony Batts
  • Homicides spike in Baltimore but police clearance rate falls 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:01 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's homicide rate continues to soar, but the police department's clearance rate has declined over the past three months, the city's acting police commissioner said Tuesday.

  • Documents related to unrest after Gray death released 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:35 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore officials have released thousands of pages of documents related to unrest following Freddie Gray's death.

  • In wake of riots and crime spike, Baltimore mayor under fire story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 5:13 am

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake climbed onto the deck of an abandoned row house in Tuesday's sweltering summer heat and promised that "better is coming" as she promoted the restoration of a blighted block not far from where riots broke out earlier this year.

  • After years of declining crime, a spike in city violence story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 11:10 am

    CHICAGO - Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something many agencies have not seen in decades: more bloodshed.

  • Baltimore's next police chief faces demoralized department story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 8:11 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's next police commissioner will have a daunting to-do list: quell a surge in homicides, rebuild trust between officers and the public, win the confidence of a demoralized and alienated department, and keep the peace when the explosive Freddie Gray case comes to trial.

  • Firing of Baltimore police commissioner 'shock' to governor 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:44 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The firing of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts came as a surprise to Maryland's governor.

  • The Latest: Baltimore police head fired amid rising crime 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 8:44 pm

    BALTIMORE - Chanta Saunders, a 25-year-old woman who was friends with Freddie Gray and witnessed his arrest, said the Baltimore mayor's decision to fire the city police commissioner was a good one. But Saunders said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shares as much responsibility as the ex-commissioner, Anthony Batts, for a strained relationship between police and many Baltimore residents.

  • Baltimore police tap outside board to review riot response 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:53 pm

    BALTIMORE - An outside organization will review the Baltimore Police Department's response to recent rioting and civil unrest in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray at the commissioner's request.

  • Police arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riots 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:13 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray.