Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Fires Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, speaks at a news conference about the situation in Baltimore with Baltimore's Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Baltimore was a city on edge as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, speaks at a news conference about the situation in Baltimore with Baltimore's Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Baltimore was a city on edge as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)June 9, 2015 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University.

Our panel of guests discusses the breaking news that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. With: Jacqueline Robarge, Executive Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; Roberto Alejandro, reporter for Baltimore’s Afro-American newspaper; and Retired Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and a 33-year police veteran.

Written by Marc Steiner

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