© 2022 WEAA
background_fid (2).jpg
Your Source for Cool Jazz and More THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
We Need Your Support! Please make a donation today to keep this community resource on the air. Donate today!

Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

Baltimore Mayoral candidates mull whether opponent received special treatment in traffic stop

Baltimore Mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah

Some Baltimore mayoral candidates wonder if rival Thiru Vignarajah received special treatment during a traffic stop in September. 

During the stop on Greenmount Avenue, a Sgt. briefly turned off his body camera at Vignarajah's request.  Mayor Jack Young says it's not up to him to determine if police policy was violated, but he doubts any other citizen would have been afforded that opportunity.  City Council President Brandon Scott told reporters "you get into public service to do good for all, not to get special treatment for yourself."  Former police spokesman T.J. Smith says the sergeant should not have complied with the request and former Mayor Sheila Dixon says it exposes how people in the city are treated differently by police, which is wrong and needs to be fixed immediately.  The BPD's Public Integrity Bureau is investigating.