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NYC mayor: Regs for Times Square characters under study a business transaction, they should be subject to city regulation, so he commissioned a task force - led by Police Commissioner William Bratton and City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod - to explore other options.Among the women who accept...
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After years of declining crime, a spike in violence

...activity on the streets.Homicides skyrocketed, making May the city's deadliest month in more than 40 years.Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who was fired Wednesday, attributed the violence partly to a flood of prescription drugs released...
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Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

...fired the troubled city's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a...Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service...from moving ahead.Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who has only...
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Rage abates in Baltimore as officers charged

...down. But unlike other major cities grappling with police killings, Baltimore's mayor, state's attorney and police commissioner are black, like the majority of the city's population.Helen Holton, a 20-year veteran city councilmember...
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National Guardsmen take up positions

...outnumbered us and outflanked us," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.The governor had no immediate...initial response had been adequate.Batts, the police commissioner, said police did not move in faster because those...
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Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal injury

...station, even picking up another prisoner in an unrelated case, while Gray repeatedly asked for medical attention. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Gray asked first for an inhaler, and then several times during his transport for medical care...
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Investigators unsure anything struck train

...Jersey, thanked the city and its rescue workers for their response to the derailment. He shook hands with Nutter, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other city officials after arriving at Philadelphia International Airport on Air Force One...
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Double standard on running from police

...question we have to dig into, if there's more than just running. There is no law against running," Baltimore police commissioner Anthony Batts said.A Gray family lawyer put it more plainly: "Felony running doesn't exist and you can't...
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Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

...van was stopped and Gray's legs were shackled when an officer felt he was becoming "irate," police said.Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said that Gray asked for an inhaler, and then several times asked for medical care. He was eventually...
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Miners charged in deaths of 34 killed by police

...Dlamini has refused to comment on local news reports that autopsies show many of those killed were shot in the back.Police Commissioner Gen. Riah Phiyega has been criticized for saying her officers "did nothing wrong." She said they acted in self-defense...
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