Baltimore police

The Baltimore Police Department says it is seeing success with its Crisis Response Team since its inception nearly six months ago. (Chelsea Jones/Capital News Service file photo.)
Jan 26, 2023

Baltimore police using less force amid ongoing reform effort

Baltimore police officers have become significantly less likely to use force, but the agency still needs to improve its ability to hold wayward officers accountable.

Ivan Bates looks up after adding his signature, to acknowledge the thunderous applause in the packed War Memorial Building upon his becoming Baltimore City's new State's Attorney on Jan. 3, 2023, in Baltimore. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Jan 19, 2023

Baltimore officer faces no charges after killing teen driver

Baltimore’s new top prosecutor declined to bring criminal charges against a local police officer who fatally shot a fleeing teenage driver last year.

Commissioner Michael Harrison and FBI Baltimore Special Agent In Charge Thomas Sobocinski announce the arrest of six people related to a wave of carjackings and robberies using ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft on Dec. 21, 2022, in Baltimore. (Lilly Price/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Dec 22, 2022

Baltimore police investigate dozens of rideshare carjackings

Police in Baltimore are investigating dozens of rideshare carjackings and robberies over the past month.

The Baltimore Police Department says it is seeing success with its Crisis Response Team since its inception nearly six months ago. (Chelsea Jones/Capital News Service file photo.)
Aug 31, 2022

Baltimore poised to settle another GTTF evidence-planting lawsuit

Baltimore's Board of Estimates will vote on a six-figure settlement to end a civil rights lawsuit stemming from allegations that members of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force planted a gun on a man.

Forensics team gather and collect evidence at the scene of a shooting on Conway St. at the intersection of Light Street on July 7, 2022, in Baltimore. A man was shot and killed after he swung a baseball bat at a person who cleans windshields at intersections for cash, Baltimore's police commissioner said Thursday. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Aug 26, 2022

Family plans to sue over death of Baltimore man shot after confronting squeegee workers with bat

The family of a Baltimore man who was fatally shot when he confronted a group of squeegee workers with a baseball bat last month plans to sue over his death.

Jul 8, 2021

Prosecutor: Baltimore officer hid stepson’s body in bedroom wall

A Baltimore police officer told police looking for his stepson that the teen wasn’t at his home, but charging documents state that officers subsequently found the teen’s body in a hole in a bedroom wall.

Apr 8, 2020

Baltimore police sergeant investigated for coughing video

A Baltimore police sergeant is under investigation after a video shared on social media appears to show him coughing toward a woman at a public housing complex amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday.

Apr 1, 2020

Board of Estimates approves ‘spy plane’ program despite protests

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates narrowly approved a controversial surveillance plane program Wednesday despite complaints from the ACLU of Maryland and the NAACP that it is unconstitutional. Before the 3-2 vote, ACLU attorney David Rocah said it was “absurd” to consider launching the program when Baltimore and the rest of the country are struggling with the […]

Oct 7, 2019

Lawsuit over Baltimore circus protests returns to 4th Circuit

A 2013 lawsuit over a limit on protests at Royal Farms Arena during circus performances will go to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a third time after a judge denied motions to dismiss by the Baltimore Police Department and the city last month. Kenneth Lucero’s constitutional challenge to the city’s “buffer zone” […]

Jun 7, 2019

Police: Baltimore officer wrongfully chased, arrested critic

Authorities say a 24-year Baltimore police veteran wrongfully chased down and arrested a man who criticized the officer's behavior.

May 13, 2019

Judge rules retired police, fire employees due damages for pension changes

A Baltimore judge ruled that retired and retirement-eligible police and firefighters are entitled to damages for the changes the city made to their pension system that eliminated a benefit. The local unions announced the decision Monday, saying in summary that the retirees “won” while the active members “lost” but adding that their attorneys were still reviewing […]

Baltimore City Hall
Apr 22, 2019

Baltimore police deputy commissioner to leave amid new management shake-up

The acting deputy commissioner of the Baltimore police force is leaving amid a department shake-up under the new commissioner.

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