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Newspaper Declares Baltimore Nation's Most Dangerous City

February 21, 2018
Baltimore is the big city with the highest per capita murder rate in the nation, with nearly 56 murders per 100,000 people. At 343 murders in 2017, the city tallied the highest per capita rate in its history. Columbus tallied 143 murders — 37 more than 2016 and the most the city has seen in a single year.

Baltimore Forces Officers to Stay by Threatening to Sue

February 20, 2018
In order to resign without being sued, officers need to work for years after completing field training.

Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Disband Baltimore Police Department

February 14, 2018
To support his argument, Ali cited the example of Camden, N.J., which disbanded its troubled police force in 2013 and rebuilt the agency in ways that some say have led to a reduction in violent crime.

Baltimore Detectives Convicted in Corruption Trial

February 13, 2018
A federal jury convicted two Baltimore police detectives for their roles in one of the biggest police corruption scandals in city history.

Baltimore Officers May Now be Personally Liable for Some Lawsuit Damages

February 7, 2018
The Baltimore police union said that forcing officers to pay up personally was a change in policy by the city. But City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.

Baltimore Police Union Calls for Better Training for Recruits

February 6, 2018
The president of the local police union in Baltimore on Monday thanked a police academy legal instructor for voicing concerns about the preparedness of new recruits who received guns and badges over the weekend, saying the "training deficiencies that he exposed are real and should, by no means, be allowed to continue."

Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours

February 1, 2018
The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.

Baltimore’s New Police Commissioner Says First Days of Anti-Crime “Blitz” Successful

January 23, 2018
De Sousa said an effort to deploy more officers onto the street for a 13-day operation had already resulted in 19 guns’ being seized, including a rifle and a shotgun, and 55 arrests.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired Over Murder Stats

January 19, 2018
"My decision is because I'm impatient," Mayor Pugh said at a news conference at City Hall. "My decision is based on the fact that we need to get these [murder] numbers down. ... I'm looking for new and creative, innovative ways to change what we're seeing here every day."

Baltimore Judge Rules City Violated Contracts by Cutting Police, Fire Pension Benefits

January 4, 2018
A judge ruled Tuesday that former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of pension benefits "unlawfully withdrew" a variable pension benefit that paid out more money to retirees when the stock market improved.

Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence

January 2, 2018
Some Baltimore residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality, saying officers have backed off in neighborhoods.

FBI Won't Take Over Investigation into Baltimore Detective's Death

December 27, 2017
The FBI has rejected calls for it to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Baltimore homicide detective who was set to testify in a federal police corruption case last month.

Suspect Fleeing Baltimore Police in Vehicle Pursuit Opens Fire on Random People

December 15, 2017
"This could have been much, much worse," Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Davis said at an afternoon press conference.

FBI Has Not Responded to Baltimore Request to Take Over Duty Death Investigation

December 8, 2017
The FBI is heavily involved in a police corruption case that Suiter was scheduled to testify in the day after he was shot. Powers noted that the U.S. Justice Department also is technically overseeing the Baltimore Police as part of an ongoing consent decree mandating police reforms.

Mosby Argues for Immunity Against Lawsuit by Officers Prosecuted for Freddie Gray Death

December 8, 2017
Arguments on the lawsuit are being heard before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Mosby is asking the court to overturn a judge’s decision to allow parts of the officers’ lawsuit against her to go to trial.

Video: MD Governor's Crime Plan Sends State Police to Baltimore

December 6, 2017
He reiterated his criticism that Mayor Catherine Pugh’s anti-violence plan focuses too much on providing services to young people to prevent crime in the future instead of fighting crime today.

MD Governor's Crime Plan Sends State Police to Baltimore

December 6, 2017
He reiterated his criticism that Mayor Catherine Pugh’s anti-violence plan focuses too much on providing services to young people to prevent crime in the future instead of fighting crime today. More Here.

Baltimore Drops More Criminal Cases Due to Alleged Police Misconduct

December 5, 2017
Prosecutors also said they have dropped or will drop more than 200 cases linked to officers involved in the body-camera incidents if more time isn't granted for additional investigation.

Baltimore Commissioner Asks FBI to Take Over Investigation of Detective's Murder

December 1, 2017
Davis made the request in a formal letter submitted Friday to Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Christopher Wray. An FBI spokesman said the agency is aware of the request, but otherwise declined to comment.

Video: Baltimore Officer Shot in Hand, Footage Released

November 30, 2017
A Baltimore police officer was shot in the hand Wednesday around 7:45 p.m., just hours after the funeral of slain Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter. A suspect is in custody.
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