Tag: police

Hopkins tries—likely in vain—to sway Remington residents on private policing plan

Hopkins officials (at center) speak with members of the Greater Remington Improvement Association. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Standing before about two dozen people and a handful of Johns Hopkins University officials on Tuesday night, Phong Le said he didn’t get to chat with his Remington neighbors before learning of the institution’s plan to create its own private police force.

That’s because two bills to do just that were introduced in the General Assembly on March 5 with little public discussion.

Mayor Pugh says she supports Hopkins getting its own private police force


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Baltimore’s mayor says she supports a plan in the works from Johns Hopkins University to establish a campus-wide private police force.

Watch: Ocean City Thieves Snatch Inflatable Santa Off of Front Porch

The inflatable Santa that was taken. Photo via Ocean City Police Department.

The holiday spirit is not alive and well in three men who were captured on surveillance footage abducting an inflatable Santa off of somebody’s front porch in Ocean City.

Veteran Seattle Cop Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Hundreds of Pounds of Weed to Baltimore


Officers from Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force weren’t the only police recently running drugs over Maryland borders.

Baltimore Co. Council Delays Discussion on Body Cam Privacy Resolution

Photo via Baltimore County Police Department

Lawmakers in Baltimore County last night delayed a talk on a proposal calling for stricter rules across Maryland for public access to police body camera footage.

Black and White Marylanders Disagree on What Racial Inequality Looks Like, New Poll Shows

Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Wikimedia Commons

Most Maryland voters, black or white, agree that race relations are in decline, according to the newest Goucher Poll for fall 2017. But when it comes to the details of how that manifests, there’s an apparent divide along racial lines.

Arrestee Dies in Ocean City Police Officers’ Custody

Photo via Police Car Archives

A 28-year-old man died early this morning in Ocean City police custody after having an apparent seizure — even after authorities took him to the hospital for an evaluation following a violent arrest.

City Schools, Council President Identify $40 Million Combined to Further Reduce Budget Gap

Money would come from cuts within City Schools and, potentially, police overtime funds.

Baltimore City Public Schools leaders say they have found another $30 million to cut into the remaining $70 million budget gap for next school year, and the head of the Baltimore City Council says he may know of another $10 million that the city could redirect to schools.

Annapolis Mayor Fires Police Chief after Spike in Homicides

Now-former Police Chief Michael Pristoop (left) talks with Mayor Michael Pantelides on a radio show. Photo via Mayor Michael Pantelides/Facebook.

After almost a decade spent leading the Annapolis Police Department, Michael Pristoop has been let go.

Feds and Baltimore Agree on Police Reform Before Trump Takes Office


With President Barack Obama’s term set to expire next week, Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice were facing a deadline to reach a deal on police reform in the city before Trump takes office. On Wednesday, word came that they have a deal.