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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2001
Anne Arundel County's Police Department doesn't just need officers. It needs them now. As a result, Police Chief P. Thomas Shanahan said last week the department will allow officers to transfer from other jurisdictions - a reversal of his earlier position. The policy of allowing lateral transfers means officers may come to work for Anne Arundel County from another area without first attending a six-month training academy. Instead, they would attend several weeks of training on county police regulations and policies.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2000
Residents expressed concerns ranging from police brutality to traffic congestion to run-down parks at a public forum held by Mayor Martin O'Malley last night at Edmondson High School in Southwest Baltimore. The "Mayor's Night Out," O'Malley's second forum since taking office in December, came a day after Edward T. Norris, 40, was nominated as police commissioner to replace Ronald L. Daniel, who resigned last week. Many in the black community have said they don't want Norris, the chief architect of New York's policing strategy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2000
Col. Victor D. Gregory, chief of the Baltimore Police Department's Human Resources Bureau and a career police officer, died Saturday of cancer at Genesis Eldercare Center in Randallstown. He was 51 and lived in Woodstock, Howard County. Colonel Gregory had been head of the department's Education and Training Division for a year when in 1997 he was named acting chief and then later chief of the Human Resources Bureau, where his responsibilities included supervising personnel and hiring officers.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
One year after city officials pledged to reinvigorate Baltimore's police civilian review board, members say their work feels insignificant and they are still seeking more authority. The Police Department recently said it would ask the volunteer citizen panel to look at police-involved shootings and other major use-of-force cases. The reviews, however, would occur after the cases have been closed — a role that seems perfunctory, members say. "We want to know: What are we really going to do?"
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2001
Every year they raise their glasses to heroes who walk among them - the officers who rescue people from fiery crashes, the ones who speak for dead victims, the ones who search for Alzheimer's patients who wander away or missing children. Tonight, as has become the tradition, Anne Arundel County police officers chosen to receive awards of excellence and commendations will wave off the applause. They will instead talk about others not being honored in the ballroom at Michael's Eighth Avenue.
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By Jonathan Bor | March 24, 1991
The videotaped images of Los Angeles policemen taking turns clubbing and kicking a lone suspect with apparent abandon suggest for Dr. James McGee the animal instincts that surface when humans acting in groups get swept into a frenzy."
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2000
Long after they were flown by Army pilots to track enemy advances in the jungles of Vietnam, after they were traded to National Guard units and then declared obsolete for military use, the OH-58 helicopters were quietly transferred to small airfields across America. Four of them landed at Lee Airport in Edgewater. They were gifts to the Anne Arundel County Police Department from the U.S. Department of Defense, which in the mid-1990s was reassigning the retired aircraft to law enforcement agencies as part of the domestic drug war. At first, the issue was how police would use the old military helicopters.
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By Lisa Tom and Lisa Tom,Special to the Sun | July 20, 2007
Roger Miles called for his 10-year-old son, Harrison. He looked in every room of his Clarksville home, but could not find him. "We started frantically searching our neighborhood," said Miles, recalling the October 2004 incident. "I felt panicked. ... It was a very chaotic situation. We were totally blindsided. We didn't know what to do." Howard County police searched for Harrison, who has autism, finding him 45 minutes later. Harrison now benefits from Project Lifesaver, which outfits a person who is prone to wandering with a bracelet that emits an assigned radio frequency.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | January 25, 2009
Police have charged three city men with attempted murder in the shooting Friday of an undercover officer outside a troubled housing complex in the Seton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Officer Dante Arthur, an eight-year veteran of the city Police Department, remained in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after the first of what Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said would likely be several reconstructive surgeries. Arthur, who was shot twice in the face Friday night after attempting to make an undercover drug purchase in the 400 block of Orchard St., is expected to make a full recovery.
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March 16, 2000
MORE than a month ago, Mayor Martin O'Malley released his transition team's verbatim reviews of city departments. That gave Baltimoreans a better understanding of their city's problems and the new administration's timetable for dealing with them. The mayor should now do the same with voluminous consultants' reports concerning the police department. There is no reason to keep those studies secret. Among reports that ought to be released and subjected to public discussion are: A $140,000 review of the police department's overall operations by Jack Maple and John Linder.
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