Anthony Batts is out as Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department. At a press conference at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Batts’ role in the top job was becoming a distraction from Baltimore’s efforts to curb the murder rate.
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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake put the future of Baltimore’s Confederate statues in the hands of a commission. The mayor said she is aiming to get the public involved in the conversation surrounding the statues.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is set to become president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday at the group’s meeting in San Francisco. In her inaugural address, she is expected to invoke the death of Freddie Gray and riots that followed as she calls on mayors to advocate for cities ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
— Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) May 7, 2015
Whether it was the City Council or the public, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration has been busy putting a damper on various ideas that were out in the public. For now, the mayor is refusing to go along with proposals that would take plastic bags out of stores, and put body cameras on cops. Meanwhile, the Public Works Department sought to squelch rumors that the city’s water system was going to be sold to the highest bidder. Here’s the rundown: