Sunday, May 21, 2006

May 21

A 22-year-old man was wounded Saturday morning in a gun battle with police.

A drunk driver is dead after he "sped off at speeds," flipped at Franklin, gagged on guardrail.

AACoPo: Though we shot two crazy people in two weeks, we're not changing procedures.

A murder/suicide in HarfCo when 50-year-old Larry Randal Bank was shot by a 48-year-old Bel Air man.

Post: Former professor Brandy Britton likes potbellied pigs, red-eye mochas, may now be using "Claire" as her nom de ho.

In Carroll County, a 14-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder after stabbing his 19-year-old stepbrother.


Malnurtured Snay said...

Isn't that ... Ann Arundel Police?

Anonymous said...

You have the wrong police department in reference to police shootings of crazy people, its AA County not Baltimore County

Anonymous said...

That's okay.

We have the wrong Commissioner in Baltimore City in reference to, uh,... competence.

Wasting precious money and not gettin' the job done. That's the catch phrase for us.

InsiderOut said...

it looks like the HoCo prostitute's trial date is this thursday. I wonder what kind of sentence she will get.

InsiderOut said...

The Daily Record reports today that "In response to a shortage of more than 130 officers and a 13 percent rise in violent crime earlier this year, the Baltimore City Police Department has made a push to get more of its existing force on the streets.

About 30 officers from the administrative division have been reassigned to uniform patrol in the districts for 90 days, according to Deputy Police Commissioner Marcus Brown.

Another 66 administrative officers and their supervisors have been going on “all outs” — periodic patrols in areas that have seen spikes in crime — mostly from 7 p.m. on Fridays to 3 a.m. Saturdays. ...
More retirements ahead

While 156 recruits are in the police academy — set to graduate in June, July and September, Marcus Brown said — more retirements are to be expected in June due to the timing of pension-benefit increases.

Officers who retire in the first half of the year are eligible for an increase in December of the following year. Those who retire in the latter half of the year must wait an additional 12 months. Thus, those who retire by June 30 will see an increase in 18 months, while those who wait until July 1 must wait for two and a half years."

In addition, the department suspended its mandatory week-long in-service training this month. Usually, about 80 officers each week spend their time in training, which includes everything from Fourth and Fifth Amendment instruction to CPR recertification and terrorism overviews, said Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police President Paul Blair.

Anonymous said...

Yes, some of us have been warning of a manpower meltdown for some time. I personally told the Commissioner it was imminent. He doesn't give a damn. Now Personnel Director Schmitt is hoping to latch onto a bunch of off the shelf officers from Puerto Rico.

What is not mentioned is that the deployment response to the crisis reflects not a wise choice by the administration, but rather, dissatisfied constituents have called upon their councilmen, who have drawn up a bill calling upon the administration to reassign to patrol.

Make no mistake: the policing is overextended. The crime is rising. Incidents are not being recorded by officers. Chargeless arrests are on the rise again. Victims insisting on reports are being arrested. CompStat is a lie.

It's gonna be a long, hot summer.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be a long, hot summer.

my roommate works as some sort of clerical slave for a law firm in mt. vernon, and there are one or two cops that walk the beat near there that he's gotten fairly chummy with, and they tell him the same thing. they say this summer is going to be "crazy." as in crazy violent. if it's coming from actual cops (even mt. vernon cops), you know you got a problem.

Maurice Bradbury said...

...or maybe Brandy Britton's going to be teaching at the Learning Annex.