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Inside the Baltimore PD's Freddie Gray Investigation

October 9, 2015
As massive protest marches continued across Baltimore, the pressure was building inside police headquarters, and Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wanted answers — fast. Near midnight on a cool April night, he pressed six top commanders sitting at a conference table for details about Freddie Gray’s death.

Officers' Trials Set in Freddie Gray Case

September 29, 2015
The six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death will be tried separately over the course of the next several months, with proceedings against the first officer starting Nov. 30.

Fresh Evidence in Freddie Gray Case Could Delay Officers' Trials

September 24, 2015
Attorneys for all six officers, who are to be tried separately, said in a filing late last week that their clients wanted to attend a scheduling conference Thursday with Judge Barry Williams in order to "place on the record several significant discovery issues which affect the respective Defendants in different ways and may require certain Defendants to seek postponements."

Baltimore Mayor Seeks to Make Interim Chief Permanent

September 14, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will look to make acting police commissioner Kevin Davis the permanent head of the city police department, her spokesman said Monday.

Freddie Gray Settlement "Obscene," Police Union Chief Says

September 10, 2015
A $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray was formally approved Wednesday by a Baltimore financial board despite complaints from the police union president that the deal was "obscene."

Judge Denies Change of Venue Motion in Trial of Baltimore Officers for Freddie Gray Death

September 10, 2015
Defense lawyers for the officers had argued before Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams that intense publicity made it impossible to hold a fair trial in Baltimore.

Baltimore to Pay Freddie Gray's Family $6.4 Million Settlement

September 8, 2015
Baltimore plans to pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million as a settlement for civil claims in his arrest and death.

Baltimore Officers 'Take Offense' to Former Commissioner's Comments

September 3, 2015
Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Thursday city police officers are working as hard as ever through a "tough summer" mired by violence, and many were "disappointed" by recent comments by former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

6 Baltimore Officers to be Tried Separately in Freddie Gray Case

September 3, 2015
A circuit judge ruled Wednesday that the case against six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will go forward in separate trials, with Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby remaining at the helm of the prosecution.

Video: Baltimore PD Cancels Officers' Leave Ahead of Freddie Gray Court Hearings

September 1, 2015
There will be no time off for Baltimore Police Department officers on Wednesday or next Thursday. Those are the dates for the pretrial motion hearings for the six officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

Case Against Baltimore Officers in Freddie Gray Death Heads to Court

August 31, 2015
A "Security/Media Protocol Order" from the Circuit Court's administrative judge outlined heightened security at the courthouse, specific restrictions on members of the news media and expected courtroom decorum. The Baltimore sheriff's office, meanwhile, plans to ensure order with "an increased presence" of deputies inside and outside Courtroom 234, a windowless space on the second floor of Courthouse East.

Baltimore Officer Charged With Attempted Murder, Bail Set At $1M

August 20, 2015
A Baltimore police officer has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect last December, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Wednesday.

Federal Officers to Help Baltimore Stem Homicide Rate

August 4, 2015
Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.

Maryland Governor Announces Immediate Closure of Baltimore Jail

July 31, 2015
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will immediately shut down the decrepit Baltimore City Detention Center, moving inmates to nearby facilities and ending a long-standing "black eye" for the state.

Handgun Recovered from Baltimore Prisoner Holding Cell

July 24, 2015
Baltimore Police say they have launched an investigation after a handgun was recovered in one of their Eastern District prisoner holding cells.

Baltimore Commissioner Asks Officers for Input on Reorganization

July 20, 2015
Baltimore's interim police commissioner, Kevin Davis, is looking to reorganize the department and is seeking input from its 2,800 officers on how to do it.

Baltimore Officer Stabbed in Face at Weekend Domestic

July 20, 2015
The officer was stabbed in the face and neck multiple times by a man around 2:15 a.m. at the Varsity Apartments, a University of Baltimore student housing complex, police said.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts Pledged Reform but Failed to Gain Support from Public or Officers

July 9, 2015
"I spoke with a lieutenant today, and he said to me, 'We have no direction,'" said Lt. Kenneth Butler, president of the Vanguard Justice Society, an organization for black officers.

Police Union Blasts Baltimore PD Brass in Scathing Report on Riot Response

July 9, 2015
Officers described being hit with chunks of concrete, sheltering inside businesses and buying their own protective equipment.

Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Batts

July 8, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has replaced Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.
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