Baltimore City police use swimming to bridge gap with youth

Baltimore has had a difficult time in recent years with a growing violent crime problem and turmoil in the police department. But there are still ongoing efforts to build relationships within the community in the hopes of turning things around. One such program takes aim at some of the city’s youngest residents. That program has kids and officers taking to the water together.

Hundreds gather to honor slain Baltimore City Detective Sean Suiter

Hundreds of officers and members of the community gathered alongside the friends and family of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter during the officer’s funeral and burial on Wednesday.

Maryland lawmakers address rising Baltimore City crime

Baltimore City’s mayor and police commissioner joined with other officials and members of the public in a marathon hearing before state lawmakers who are looking for suggestions on how to curb the city’s growing violence.

Bill mandates Baltimore police report surveillance tactics

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland House Judiciary Committee heard arguments for and against a bill that would require the Police Commissioner of Baltimore City to notify the city council, mayor and delegation about the development of new tactics and use…

Community-police relations a legislative priority, ACLU says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland–After Maryland’s 2016 legislative session gave way to notable criminal justice reform, the ACLU of Maryland is looking to revive some prolonged efforts in improving the community-police relationship that may have fallen to the wayside. The majority of the…

Maryland Court of Appeals hearing for Freddie Gray Defendants

Attorneys for the state presented arguments to the state’s highest court about why Baltimore City Police Officer William Porter should be forced to testify against his fellow officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

PRESCRIPTION TAKE-BACK: It’s Legal Drugs Baltimore City Hopes to Get off the Streets.

Federal and local law enforcement officials recently joined with health officials to urge the public to safely dispose of no longer needed prescription drugs. It was part of this year’s National Prescription Take-Back Day to keep others from stealing or abusing leftover prescription drugs.