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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | October 30, 1998
Five veteran Baltimore homicide detectives have either quit or been transferred in recent weeks, a venting of talent that upsets the city's top prosecutor, who is worried that more murders may go unsolved.The detectives, who had investigated slayings for a combined 88 years, left because of a controversial rotation policy in which officers are moved every few years. It was implemented for the first time in the homicide unit last month.Police union officials say that if the rotations continue as scheduled, nearly all homicide investigators will have less than four years' experience within six months.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2004
A Howard County man was shot and wounded by a police officer last night after allegedly lunging with a knife at him and another officer in a Southeast Baltimore home where they were sent to investigate a domestic dispute, authorities said. About 7:30 p.m., several officers were sent to the house in the 3300 block of Foster Ave. where the man - a 37-year-old from Ellicott City - had forced his way into the home of his girlfriend, who had been granted an ex parte protective order against him, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 2, 1998
Police said yesterday that they have no suspect and know of no motive in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a Baltimore County man in Northeast Baltimore.Lt. Ben Lieu of the homicide squad said Robert Bennett, 24, was shot several times just before midnight in a small municipal park in the 4000 block of Old York Road in the Pen Lucy neighborhood.Lieu said Bennett, of Hyde Park Apartments in the 1000 block of Tace Drive in Essex, was found by Northern District police responding to a shooting report.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 27, 2003
Two people were fatally shot last night in unrelated incidents in Baltimore -- one of them a woman who was gunned down at a Govans intersection, city police reported. The first slaying was reported at 5:40 p.m. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant at York and Benninghaus roads in the Mid-Govans community. The victim, found lying near the intersection by officers responding to a reported shooting, was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Sgt. Richard Petrey of the homicide squad.
NEWS
March 6, 1995
An unidentified man was shot to death early today in the 400 block of E. Lorraine Ave., police said.Northern District officers responding to the scene about 1:30 a.m. found the man bleeding from a bullet wound to the head. An ambulance crew pronounced the victim dead at the scene.Two people were taken to the homicide squad for interviews, but it was not immediately known if they were witnesses to the slaying or suspects.
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September 26, 1990
City police continued to search today for a killer who gunned down a 27-year-old man on an East Baltimore street corner.Homicide Detective Scott Keller said Deno Leon Taylor, 27, was found in 1700 block of Barnes St. shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday by officers responding to a report of a shooting.Keller said Taylor, of the 1000 block of N. Caroline St., died of multiple gunshot wounds.Anyone with information about the slaying should call the homicide squad at 396-2100.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 16, 2003
A 41-year-old Baltimore County man was fatally shot last night while standing outside a liquor store in his former West Baltimore neighborhood, city police said. The victim, Tracy Austin of the 4200 block of Dressage Court in Randallstown, was outside Amko Liquors in the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave. moments after parking his car around the corner on Dukeland Street when a gunman shot him several times in the upper body and head. The gunman fled. Austin was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Department medics, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 9, 1998
A male pedestrian found the body of a woman lying in a greens-ward in the 500 block of St. Mary St., near Seton Hill, about 2 a.m. yesterday, police said.An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office showed the woman was strangled, police said.They said her name was being withheld pending notification of family members.Police said they had no suspect and knew of no motive for the slaying.Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.Pub Date: 10/09/98
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 27, 2003
Two people were fatally shot last night in unrelated incidents in Baltimore -- one of them a woman who was gunned down at a Govans intersection, city police reported. The first slaying was reported at 5:40 p.m. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant at York and Benninghaus roads in the Mid-Govans community. The victim, found lying near the intersection by officers responding to a reported shooting, was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Sgt. Richard Petrey of the homicide squad.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff William B. Talbott | December 21, 1990
City police investigating the death of a City Jail inmate say they would not know the cause of death until they receive the results of an autopsy today.Police said Samuel Haynes, 37, was found unconscious in his cell shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday and was taken to the jail infirmary for treatment. Haynes, whose last known address was in the 2600 block Quantico Ave., was serving six months on a rogue and vagabond conviction after being stopped with what police believed to be burglary tools.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 16, 2003
A 41-year-old Baltimore County man was fatally shot last night while standing outside a liquor store in his former West Baltimore neighborhood, city police said. The victim, Tracy Austin of the 4200 block of Dressage Court in Randallstown, was outside Amko Liquors in the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave. moments after parking his car around the corner on Dukeland Street when a gunman shot him several times in the upper body and head. The gunman fled. Austin was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Department medics, police said.
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By John B. O'Donnell, Jim Haner and Kimberly A.C. Wilson and John B. O'Donnell, Jim Haner and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
During a long-ago April in which a young Edward T. Norris marked his first birthday, Officer Stephen B. Tabeling was summoned to police headquarters to hear praise of his fine work. Now, 41 years after Police Commissioner James M. Hepbron congratulated the young patrolman, Norris is the commissioner and Tabeling is helping him lift the Police Department out of a funk that recently found the homicide squad unable to solve six out of every 10 murders. Tabeling retired in 1979 after a distinguished quarter-century career that included five years as a lieutenant in homicide.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 17, 2002
In Baltimore County Body of woman found in woods near railroad tracks DUNDALK - The nude body of an unidentified woman was found yesterday afternoon in a wooded area near railroad tracks off the 2800 block of Sollers Point Road, and county police were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether the death was a homicide. Police Lt. Craig Bowers of the homicide squad said two homeless men were drinking in the woods near the CSX tracks shortly after noon when they discovered the body and called 911. The woman was described as white, about 30 and with blond hair, and she appeared to have been dead several hours, he said.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 28, 2000
In Baltimore City Booker awaiting board meeting before acting on principal City education chief Robert Booker is waiting until the school board meets again to announce whether he will agree to demands from an East Baltimore politician to remove a high school principal. Democratic state Del. Hattie N. Harrison has been urging Booker to remove Dunbar High School Principal Joyce Jennings, who has refused to give Harrison a say in running the school. Booker had planned to announce his decision this week but said yesterday that he first wanted to inform the school board.
NEWS
December 10, 1999
MAYOR Martin O'Malley has started dismantling former Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier's reforms. The first to go -- to the jubilation of the police union and rank-and-file -- is the controversial personnel rotation policy.Transferring officers regularly in and out of specialized units was among Mr. Frazier's attempts to weaken the police union and give minorities and women opportunities for advancement. But that policy ended up wrecking the homicide unit. Rather than go back to less prestigious patrol assignments, many seasoned homicide detectives resigned -- and found high demand for their expertise in suburban police departments.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | October 30, 1998
Five veteran Baltimore homicide detectives have either quit or been transferred in recent weeks, a venting of talent that upsets the city's top prosecutor, who is worried that more murders may go unsolved.The detectives, who had investigated slayings for a combined 88 years, left because of a controversial rotation policy in which officers are moved every few years. It was implemented for the first time in the homicide unit last month.Police union officials say that if the rotations continue as scheduled, nearly all homicide investigators will have less than four years of experience within six months.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 9, 1998
A male pedestrian found the body of a woman lying in a greens-ward in the 500 block of St. Mary St., near Seton Hill, about 2 a.m. yesterday, police said.An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office showed the woman was strangled, police said.They said her name was being withheld pending notification of family members.Police said they had no suspect and knew of no motive for the slaying.Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.Pub Date: 10/09/98
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