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Baltimore
1:38 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Batts On The Spike In Crime In Western Police District

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 1:46 pm

For the first time since the city's unrest on April 27, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts talked openly yesterday about the situation his department faces as they try to re-build relationships with the community. He said it's a time of uncertainty for the city.

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Baltimore
1:37 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Why People Are Leaving (or Staying) In Baltimore

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake giving remarks before results of an 18-month study looking at what pulls or drives residents away from Baltimore.

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 2:16 am

People who moved out of Baltimore in the last year and a half did so to get away from trash, property crimes, vacant houses, a high property tax rate and poor performing schools. And those who stayed said they like affordable housing, the ability to walk to work and a strong sense of community.

Those are the results of an 18-month study by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance released Thursday at the University of Baltimore’s Jacob France Institute.

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Baltimore
1:37 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a grand jury handed up indictments against all six officers on charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries sustained while in police custody.

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 2:17 am

All six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case have been indicted by the city’s grand jury, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn said at a press conference on Thursday.

She also announced that reckless endangerment charges were added against each of the officers.

“Additional information has been discovered and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” Mosby said.

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Baltimore-AP
1:36 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Baltimore Prosecutor Disputes Conflict Of Interest Claims

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 4:33 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has filed a blistering response to a motion from the lawyers representing six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

The defense lawyers say State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has conflicts of interest that should force her to step aside and have an independent prosecutor handle the case. They accused her of charging the officers with crimes to prevent more rioting in the district represented by her husband, a city councilman. And they say she's too close to an attorney who represents Gray's family.

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Education-AP
1:36 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

New York Educator Named President Of Coppin State University

Incoming Coppin State University President Maria Thompson

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 1:35 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University System of Maryland has named a New York state educator president of Coppin State University.

The Board of Regents announced Tuesday that it had appointed Maria Thompson, who is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

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