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  Baltimore Police launched Monday their body camera pilot program by sharing how the program will go for the next 54 days.

At the end of the program, the department will award a contract in Feb. 2016 and begin assigning officers who are on patrol or have regular interactions with the public.

Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere said a program will be fully implemented by 2018.

    

Fraser Smith and John Fritze, of the Baltimore Sun's Washington Bureau, wonder how much longer former Governor Martin O'Malley stays in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“Rain Tax” Going Away in Baltimore County

Oct 24, 2015

The Baltimore County Council plans to repeal the county’s storm water management fee. All seven members of the Council said Monday they are united to phase out the so-called rain tax over the next two years.

More than three months after he killed the Red Line, Governor Larry Hogan announced plans to revamp and improve public transportation for the Baltimore region.

He denied, however, that the plan to revamp city bus routes and add 12 color-coded routes called City Link was related to the abandoned east-west rail line.

    

WYPR's Senior News Analyst says city police commanders should have known about "rough rides" and done something.


  The Baltimore County Council has put off for at least two weeks a vote on whether to make developers in Towson pay more money if their projects don’t provide enough open space. The move came during Monday’s council meeting. 

  The Baltimore City Council confirmed Kevin Davis Monday as the city’s 38th police commissioner, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake swore him in. But none of it happened without protest. 

    

Fraser Smith and WYPR's John Lee talk about maneuvering in Baltimore County to repeal the storm water management fee.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake introduced Wednesday her choice to run the agency charged with making sure city government is running efficiently.

Sam Sidh will begin his role as CitiStat director Oct. 26.

Some of the protesters who disrupted Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis’ confirmation hearing Wednesday night were back at Baltimore City Hall Thursday morning; angered by the arrests of members of their group.

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