Emergency meeting called over court database change

A screenshot from the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.

The Maryland Judiciary will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to consider changes to a rule that wiped police officers’ names from online court records.

City expanding DOT’s traffic cam program to 100 cameras

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In two weeks, Baltimore’s restored traffic camera program will have roughly tripled from its initial size last summer.

Law enforcement officers no longer show up in MD court database, and reporters are rightly mad

A screenshot from the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.

If you were shocked by the revelations in the Gun Trace Task Force case and, more broadly, care about living in an open society, a new change to the Maryland Judiciary’s searchable database raises a few red flags.

De Sousa appoints former Philly DEA head as deputy police commissioner

Newly appointed Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle. Image via PBS.

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency division chief who began his career as a cop in Baltimore will be the newest deputy commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department.

Fire breaks out at Baltimore Fire Department HQ, building briefly evacuated

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A paradoxical scare unfolded Thursday morning when the Baltimore Fire Department’s downtown headquarters was evacuated due to a fire.

In drug-afflicted Hampden, St. Luke’s Church plans a needle exchange

St. Luke Church in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

As North Baltimore’s tourist-drawing Hampden neighborhood struggles to confront its elephant in the room of opioid addiction, the Rev. Jim Muratore, of St. Luke’s Church on The Avenue, has proposed tackling the scourge with a tried-and-true, if somewhat unconventional solution: a needle exchange.

Head of Kennedy Krieger Institute stepping down after 30 years

The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s outpatient center. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The man who’s helped grow the Johns Hopkins-affiliated Kennedy Krieger Institute for the last three decades is stepping down from his post as CEO.

Melissa Hyatt, top Baltimore Police Department official, appointed VP of security for Hopkins  

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Col. Melissa Hyatt, a 20-year member of the Baltimore Police Department and a top official just three rungs below Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa, is leaving to head up security for Johns Hopkins University.

Hopkins researchers find most gun owners aren’t safely storing their firearms

An empty gun safe. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health found in a new survey that more than half of America’s gun owners aren’t locking their weapons away when not using them.

Another GTTF-Connected Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 15-Plus Years

Former dets. Momodu Gondo (right) and Jemell Rayam. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

A federal judge has sentenced a fourth Baltimore man with ties to now-incarcerated officers from the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force to more than 15 years and eight months in prison for distributing heroin.