anthony batts

officer involved

After Cop Fatally Shoots a Black Woman, San Francisco's Police Chief Resigns

Greg Suhr resigned under pressure from the city's mayor and ongoing protests over fatal shootings and racist texts within his department.
Reuters and VICE News
5.20.16
officer involved

Video Shows Freddie Gray Protesters Occupying Baltimore City Hall Overnight

Police arrested more than a dozen protesters who for several hours overnight occupied Baltimore City Hall as officials gathered to vote for the permanent appointment of the city's interim police chief, Kevin Davis.
VICE News
10.15.15
officer involved

Baltimore Reaches Tentative $6.4 Million Deal With Freddie Gray’s Family

Baltimore’s mayor said the settlement, which will be submitted for a final vote of approval on Wednesday, is not an admission of liability by the city.
Reuters and VICE News
9.8.15
crime & drugs

How Some Police Chiefs Are Like LeBron James — And Why That’s Bad for Cities

Top cops like New York’s Bill Bratton command hefty salaries when they move to new cities, but many communities are now clamoring for more control of their police departments.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
7.9.15
officer involved

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts Fired

The decision came after the release of a police union report which investigated police action in response to the Freddie Gray protests.
VICE News
7.8.15
americas

Freddie Gray Riots Reveal Long-Simmering Tensions Between Baltimore Locals and Cops

A history of allegations of police brutality and harassment in poor, black Baltimore neighborhoods was the powder keg that exploded into city riots over Freddie Gray's death.
Colleen Curry
4.28.15
americas

Mayhem Erupts in Baltimore at Protests Over Freddie Gray Death

After peaceful demonstrations and marches early in the day, waves of violence and looting shook the city as hundreds of police in riot gear clashed with angry crowds.
Colleen Curry
4.26.15