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Baltimore’s next police chief faces demoralized department

Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, speaks with students participating in a junior state’s attorney program on Thursday in Baltimore. Davis replaced Commissioner Anthony Batts, who was fired Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake amid the worst crime spike in the city since the 1970s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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 ...

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Baltimore Board of Estimates to consider $80K settlement of false arrest lawsuit

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to consider Wednesday a $80,000 settlement with a Laurel man who alleged he was falsely arrested on drug charges more than three years ago. Antonio Smittick alleged he was detained and questioned by police ...

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