baltimore police

Is the Baltimore Police Department Out of Control?

August 14, 2018
Residents who witnessed police beating an East Baltimore man say the disturbing images show a department that is not responding to reform efforts or the need to improve relations with the community

After a Murder, A Community Seeks Answers

August 9, 2018

20 year old Rashard Queen was killed in Baltimore’s Ednor Gardens neighborhood last month, prompting community members to seek answers to the city’s murder epidemic

Even Under Federal Monitoring, American Police Ignore the Law

August 6, 2018

A scathing report from the monitors tasked with reporting on the Baltimore Police Department’s compliance with a federal consent decree found the dysfunctional agency violated the law after the shooting of homicide detective Sean Suiter

On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless

July 30, 2018

Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 20, 2018

July 22, 2018

This week Eze and Khalilah discuss reporting from the Baltimore Bureau including concerns about Baltimore police overtime, immigrant rights advocacy, and which candidates for Governor of Maryland transportation advocates are supporting. They also review Marc Steiner’s interview with E. Ethelbert Miller on his new book of poetry If God Invented Baseball

Budget-Busting Police Overtime Prompts City Council Pushback

July 10, 2018

Baltimore City Council is proposing monthly meetings to monitor BPD overtime spending, which continues to run millions of dollars over budget

‘I Refuse to Let This City Sweep My Son’s Death Under the Rug’

June 22, 2018

In our ongoing series of stories investigating the consequences of decades of unconstitutional and racist policing we spoke to Greta Carter-Willis, whose 14-year old son was shot dead by police in 2006 in the kitchen of her Southwest Baltimore home

Baltimore Commissioner Suspended Following Federal Charges

May 11, 2018

Top cop Darryl De Sousa tops off a messy four months with a federal indictment and an ethics violation

Civilian Review Board Recommends Termination of Officers Who Shot Keith Davis Jr.

April 10, 2018

The Civilian Review Board issued a ruling citing inconsistencies in officer statements that may make their Internal Affairs records available to the defense of Keith Davis Jr., who was shot by police three times in 2015 and has been charged with murder in connection to a gun he claims was planted on him by officers