| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 31 years in local law enforcement, I'd often tell myself that I had seen and experienced every act of cruelty man can inflict.
In light of the despicable act of violence this month in Newtown, Conn., I was clearly wrong. We are learning more,...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:55 PM
With the violent attack on a Connecticut elementary school weighing on many minds, hundreds of people turned in 461 guns to Baltimore police at a buyback Saturday.
Sonia White, a 65-year-old Baltimore County grandmother, was turning in her husband's old...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:37 AM
It's time for Baltimore to shut its speed cameras down.
On Friday, the vendor that runs the city's program reported that several cameras have error rates as high as 5 percent, and it doesn't know exactly why. Those cameras are no longer issuing tickets....
| May 6, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It takes incredible courage for a victim of domestic violence to apply for a protective order. Victims must make their way to the courthouse, often while they are still experiencing the effects of their abuse. At the courthouse, they must write a...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The weekend tweets from the Baltimore Police Department featured a recruiting video, an appeal reminding domestic violence victims that officers can help, and a message honoring a colleague who died 40 years ago.
But when a fatal stabbing at the Inner...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 6:34 PM
It seemed every seat was filled during the Baltimore Orioles' exciting playoff run last season except the one that belonged to Matt Hersl.
Friends say the rangy, baldheaded Orioles regular never sat during games but ran around Camden Yards, laughing...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A car hurtled off the highway, fatally struck a pedestrian and overturned in front of City Hall and scores of downtown witnesses. A day later, police said the driver had walked free without charges.
Despite anger and outrage from those who knew Matt...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:37 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is asking the city for $285,000 to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run.
But a city councilman is questioning the need for a...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Thursday that he is planning to change the way police get eyewitnesses to pick out suspects, citing research that shows current techniques can lead to cases of mistaken identity.
Batts said he wants...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Though they aren't trumpeting it, the Baltimore Police Department's homicide unit has made several recent arrests in killings dating back to last year.
Police spokespeople said they did not know the motives behind the crimes.
The arrests are a...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:02 AM
City detectives are investigating two overnight shootings that left one man dead in Oliver and another man wounded in Upton, the Baltimore Police Department said.
About 11:46 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Pennsylvania...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On Sunday, a Sun editorial unfairly criticized the Baltimore Police Department for losing its focus on targeting the city's most violent criminals. I can assure residents that since I was appointed commissioner some 180 days ago, the senior leadership...