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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
A man walked into Good Samaritan Hospital early Friday morning with gunshot wounds, according to Baltimore Police. The man, 24, had been shot in the right hand and the buttock, police said. He came in at 2:49 a.m., according to police, who had no further information, including where the shooting took place. Text BUSINESS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun Business text alerts
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Three men were wounded by gunfire in separate incidents late Friday and Saturday in West Baltimore, city police said. The men are expected to survive their injuries. About 11 p.m. Friday, police found a man shot in the groin in the 500 block of W. Preston St. in the Upton section of the city. Just after midnight, officers found a man shot in the leg in the 800 block of N. Stricker St. in the Harlem Park section of the city. About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police found a man shot in the chest in the 3700 block of Arcadia Avenue in the Langston Hughes section of the city.
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NEWS
February 19, 2011
A well-groomed police officer commands respect for himself, his position and the city he serves ( "Baltimore police to bring back inspections unit," Feb. 16). And, how can he enforce the law when he does not obey it by neglecting to wear seat belts? Welcome back Maj. Marty Davenport. Margaret Pagan, Baltimore
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A two-alarm fire in Baltimore City on Wednesday morning has sent a police officer to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center due to possible smoke inhalation, city fire department officials said. Capt. Roman Clark said that the blaze occurred at an apartment-style building with six units that were all vacant due to renovations. Officials said that the incident occurred at the 3400 block of Woodbrook Avenue near Mondawmin Mall. Clark added that a firefighter suffered minor injuries during the incident and was transported to a local hospital.
NEWS
June 2, 2012
Sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is the most elusive. I'm no expert on police deployment, but it seems to make sense that reassigning patrolling officers to higher-crime areas would be a good first step in protecting the city and its citizens. One example of this plan should be an immediate cutback of traffic enforcement after dark when the need is far less, and redeploying these traffic officers into high-risk crime areas and undermanned tourist areas as foot patrolmen.
NEWS
July 2, 2014
Increasingly concerned about incidents involving the Baltimore police, I read the article concerning the review board and its lack of authority ( "Civilian police review board floundering," June 30). I would not want the police to think nobody cares or is watching or think that its business as usual when officers go looking for trouble and get no real discipline. Two men in Northwood say they have been stopped and beaten by the same two cops and now have joined in a civil suit.
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August 18, 2011
WESTMINSTER - The Westminster Police Department this week asked the public's assistance with its investigation of a series of gasoline thefts in the Westminster area. Police said it had received reports of four storage shed burglaries and one theft in the western portion of the city in the Royer Road and Uniontown Road area since mid-July. In each case, only plastic fuel containers of gasoline have been stolen. Investigators said the crimes had all occurred during the "hours of darkness," and in several cases locks were forcibly removed to gain access.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Baltimore Police have identified three recent homicide victims, and are asking for the public's help in solving the cases.  Recent days have seen a burst of violence with 11 people shot between Tuesday and Wednesday night. The fatal victims were identified as: -Montel Gresham, 19, was fatally shot in the 3100 block of Cliftmont Ave on Monday night.  -Robert Tucker, 25, was fatally shot in the 1600 Cliftview Dr. early Wednesday morning. -Xaiver Lewis, 25, was fatally shot in the 2800 Ashland Ave. on Wednesday night.  Police were asking anyone with information to call detectives at 410-396-2100.  #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
A 25-year-old man city police believe fatally stabbed his girlfriend Thursday died hours later after hanging himself in Catonsville. Brandon Jerome Nowlin, whose last known address was in Halethorpe, killed Rebecca Ann Coughenour, 23, of Baltimore, inside her home Thursday, police said. Police categorized the killing as an act of domestic violence. Nowlin and Coughenour had been in a relationship for several years, officers said. Police said the couple had a "prior history of domestic violence.
NEWS
April 23, 2011
Baltimore City police are investigating a non-fatal stabbing Friday night in the Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood. Officers were called just before 11:30 p.m. to the unit block of West Preston Street where they found a man suffering from at least two stab wounds, police said. He was taken to an area hospital and police said he expected to survive his injuries. — Jessica Anderson
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
A woman was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in East Baltimore, city police said. Police identified the victim Monday as 24-year-old Jaleesa Brooks. Police said she was shot about 2:30 p.m. near her home in the 5000 block of Raintree Way in the city's Parkside section. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she died about an hour later. Police did not provide additional information. Detectives ask anyone with information about the case to call 410-396-2100. timswift@baltsun.com
NEWS
September 30, 2014
With a resurgence of violence in Ferguson, Mo., I am reminded of a revelation that I had over 30 years ago upon becoming an inner city police officer. I learned to accept, but not fully understand, that the perceived value to human life on the street in many of the downtrodden areas of America is substantially lower than it is to the police and many others living under better socio-economic circumstances. When the two cultures of diverse values clash it often results in those with higher self-esteem being forced to take actions they would not choose to take except out of a desire for self-preservation.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Two City Councilmen plan to submit legislation today requiring every police officer in Baltimore to wear a body camera that records audio and video as the officers go about their jobs. Warren Branch, chairman of the council's public safety committee, and Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's proposal would permit the Baltimore Police Department to phase-in use of the body cameras during the first year after the bill, if approved, becomes law. The bill comes amid a series of high-profile allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore and around the country.
NEWS
September 17, 2014
The suspension of a Baltimore City police officer this week after a videotape surfaced showing him violently assaulting a citizen in June appears to confirm what has become a depressing pattern: A brutal attack that should have merited a swift response from authorities was instead met with a passive indifference - inaction that could easily be interpreted as an attempt to cover up the brutality of the crime. Sound familiar? It should, given the furor over the publication recently of a video showing the Ravens' Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, unconscious in at Atlantic City casino hotel elevator in February.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A South Baltimore man filed a lawsuit Monday against a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest — an incident that was captured on video. Kollin Truss and Officer Vincent E. Cosom argued a few moments before the arrest, but a woman with Truss had separated the pair, and Truss was apparently walking away from police when they decided to make an arrest. "This attack was completely unprovoked and served no legitimate law enforcement purpose," Truss' attorneys, Ivan J. Bates and Tony N. Garcia, wrote in a complaint filed in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
A 29-year-old Baltimore man died in a double shooting that occurred in his neighborhood late Saturday night just a block away from Cecil Elementary School, city police reported. Police arrived at Cecil Avenue and 22nd Street in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood after receiving word of a shooting shortly before midnight. A male victim was found in the 2200 block of Cecil Avenue, shot in the left side of his torso. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5 a.m., police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
City police have identified two men fatally shot in different parts of Baltimore on Sunday. Demetrius Sowers, 33, of Catonsville was standing in a parking lot in the 3400 block of Clifton Ave. at 9:30 p.m., when he was approached by an unknown person, police said. Sowers fled from the assailant and was shot while running across Clifton Avenue. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m. Earlier Sunday, at about 3:12 a.m., police said they were called to the 2900 block of Edgecombe Circle South for a report of gunshots, and found 23-year-old Derrell Burrow, of the 5000 block of Palmer Ave., lying in a grassy area near an alley.
NEWS
August 26, 2014
I join letter writer Joe Heldmann in being thankful that he sold his Ocean City rental property ( " Ocean City needs to enforce its laws," Aug. 22). He rented it out for an entire season to Russian "kids," while he slept soundly 150 miles away in Catonsville. His $25 noise ordinance fee is hardly enough to keep police officers at his condo door on a regular basis to supervise partying teenagers. I rent out two condos on a weekly basis in Ocean City through an online site.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a 38-year-old New Jersey man found dead in an Ocean City hotel early Saturday morning, police said. Jorge Troca, of Lyndhurst, N.J., was found unconscious and unresponsive in a hotel in the 4700 block of Coastal Highway at about 3 a.m., police said. Ocean City police and fire personnel treated him on the scene and took him to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later. Officials have not released a cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland on Sunday.
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