Numbers Show Most Baltimore Cops Are Minorities

Richard Pollock, Daily Caller, May 14, 2015


Here’s what the data shows about the racial makeup of Baltimore’s finest:

* Of the 2,745 active duty police officers in the department, more than half–1,445–are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American, according to data provided by the Baltimore police department to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

* Four of its top six commanders are either African-American or Hispanic.

* More than 60 percent of the incumbents at the highest command levels hail from minority communities.

* Among the 46 Baltimore police officers who hold the rank of captain and above, 25 are from ethnic or racial minority groups. That constitutes 54 percent of the command leadership.

In other words, Baltimore is a black-majority city led by a police force whose officers are mostly racial minorities as well.


Anthony W. Batts, an African-American, was hired by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, also African-American, in 2012 after serving as police chief in Oakland and Long Beach, Calif. Rawlings-Blake put Batts in charge of reforming the department.

Under Batts, Baltimore was one of eight cities participating in an experimental Obama administration police reform program run by the Department of Justice and its Office of Community Oriented Police Services, or COPS. The program was designed to provide policing that was less adversarial and emphasized a cooperative spirit in poor neighborhoods.

Batts disbanded a tough-on-crime unit called the Violent Crimes Impact Section, the source of many citizen complaints about police brutality against individuals across the racial spectrum.

He also invited community leaders to participate on official promotion boards for all candidates who sought the rank of captain or higher. Promotions were a contentious issue among minorities who felt they were not fully considered when top leadership positions became available.


Batts also added an Office of Internal Oversight to the department’s Professional Standards and Accountability Bureau, which investigated charges of police brutality.

The bureau’s head for the last two-and-a-half years was Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, who reported directly to Batts. Rodriguez overhauled the department’s investigation of police shootings, in-custody deaths and use-of-force incidents that resulted in serious injury or death.


Baltimore area resident Stacia L. Brown wrote in an April 29 New Republic article titled “Having Black Cops and Black Mayors Doesn’t End Police Brutality” that African-American police officers can suffer from “unconscious” racial bias.

And a Vox Media article on May 7 supported Brown, arguing that “racially skewed” policing tactics can force black police officers to act with “subconscious bias” against their own kind.


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  • Oil Can Harry

    So the black Baltimorons allow ACORN/Sharpton-style “community leaders” to decide which cops get promotions?

    • Light from the East

      You are right. That is the same governing structure and pattern like every Sub-Sahara African country. And that’s explain why a small number of “smart blacks” (black dictators) can control almost everything of their countries. Baltimore becomes a 3rd-world city only with more diverse population.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Baltimore area resident Stacia L. Brown wrote in an April 29 New Republic [far left rag] article titled ‘Having Black Cops and Black Mayors Doesn’t End Police Brutality” that African-American police officers can suffer from “unconscious” racial bias.”

    Another leftist dimwit. She’s trying to say, “subconscious.”
    If it was “unconscious,” they’d be dead or in a coma. (One can only hope.)

    Anyway – Pay NO attention to the facts. Everything is due to White ‘racism’ anyway.

  • I am presuming that Baltimore City PD pays pretty well. That’s the only reason why 43% of its force is black. If it was a low paying department like Ferguson, they wouldn’t even apply.

  • superlloyd

    Any initiative to do with reducing bantu crime will be a failure. The savage, black criminal majority can not be appealed to through any other measure than brute force.

  • dd121

    As Baltimore you couldn’t help but think the whole city must be run by white supremacists bent on oppressing poor defenseless black people. Nope. They’re all black so just what were they whining about?

    • Cuddles

      The white man’s lingering legacy his hurting their egos and affecting their dormant genius. Haven’t you watched the latest TV dramas?

      • dd121

        I think it’s really all about having somebody to blame for their failures.

  • Cheri Rodriguez

    In South Africa, less than 2% of new police recruits are White. Of course the only explanation for the skyrocketing crime rate must be the legacy of Apartheid.

    • Susannah

      An incompetent, criminal police force to deal with the incompetent, criminal populace.

      • Cheri Rodriguez

        Don’t forget about the White populace that is being exterminated.

      • newscomments70

        They are not incompetent at being criminals. They rape, murder and mutilate quite effectively.

    • Lexonaut

      “Of course the only explanation for the skyrocketing crime rate must be the legacy of Apartheid.”

      Well … The legacy of evil white European colonialism shouldn’t be forgotten.

      • LHathaway

        It’s evil forever and every when we do it. It’s diversity when they do it.

  • John Smith

    I imagine most of the black cops are on the job because of the opportunities it gives them to do their own criminal activities under cover of the badge.

  • Eagle1212

    How many of them arrest whites for no reason even if they’re not considered a threat? Sounds like Baltimore like all northeastern cities are police states.

  • InitialSegment

    It seems whites are the new Jews. Every social injustice is somehow our fault. Every historical and present-day evil is due to our cunning exploitation of other groups and manipulation of their minds and cultures, even when we’re not in charge or even present.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Yeah but at least Jews get to have their own country.

      • Lexonaut

        And they’re bold enough not to take any crap from their minorities. If we did what they do there would be no rioting on a large scale here.

        • mikey7777

          actually they are “bold enough ” to pay blacks to leave and go back where they belong.

          • Lexonaut

            So … The old salt-lick-and-the-Uzi approach? It’s not going to take a lot of money to allow an Ethiopian black to go back home and live like the local upper class.

  • IKUredux

    OMG, we are screwed! Even Black officials will become infected with the dreaded “racist White Privilege Virus”. There is no hope! Clearly, this is a job for the CDC. Perhaps, there could be an antidote of some kind. Maybe, even, a vaccination. I mean, come on, when Black cops also have a dim view of Blacks, clearly, they have been infected by White racism, and, White privilege.

    Who knew? Racism against Blacks is contagious. Seriously. Put Asians in a Black neighborhood, next thing you know, they are racist. Put Hindus in a Black neighborhood, next thing you know, they are racist. Put Arabs in a Black neighborhood, what do you know? The Arabs are racist!

    WELL! I don’t know about you, but the evidence is very clear: There is something wrong about every single race and ethnic group in the world to make them dislike Blacks. Clearly, there is some sort of anti Black disease. We MUST find a cure. Because, if we don’t, God knows how many scientists, engineers, and inventors of miraculous cures we are preventing from happening.

  • TruthBeTold

    I don’t understand.

    They assured us that what was needed to stop ‘urban’ unrest were more black cops.

  • JackKrak

    In twenty years, no one will notice the odd nature of 64% of anything being the “minority”

  • pennawhytmn

    So now, Black police officers can be White Supremacists too? What next, a Mexican Grand Wizard? Maybe a White girl can win Miss Black America. I believe a bull frog could make a run at it anyway.

    • Lexonaut

      “Black police officers can be White Supremacists too?”

      That’s what I was told when I asked on Mediaite which of the six officers were the racists. A black SJW said “All of them” and when I asked her too explain she said that the black officers were part of the white power structure that is keeping the black race down, therefore they are anti-black racists.

      I know I won’t win but this is part of the reason that I keep requesting that all white cops immediately be pulled out of all minority communities, nationwide. It is only if the evil white racist occupying cop army is entirely absent that these black racists will have to shut up and stop rioting whenever something happens that they don’t like that can be used against whitey.

  • Lexonaut

    As I’ve learned over the past few days in doing battle with racist black SJW’s at the Mediaite site, very few blacks are capable of even elementary reasoning. This apparently includes many college-educated blacks. Accordingly it is a waste of time to try to implement social policies that require blacks to be reasonable — to actually think things through — because they can’t do it any more than they can stop themselves from being violent.

    This is further reason why we need immediately to pull all white cops out of all minority communities nationwide. (We also need to encourage minority communities to vote all whites out of decision making public office.) White flight would obviously result, as would business flight, but at least the riots would stop — because the evil white racist occupying cop army would no longer be there to be a source of friction.

    As I keep saying, Baltimore comes close to the ideal of a minority community policed and governed only by minorities. The problem with Baltimore was that there were still white cops on the street and white police commanders in the offices.

    I suspect that this step alone — pulling out all the white cops — would provide 80% of the benefits of formal separation of the races with 1% of the effort. The left would be hard put to object since this judo-like maneuver would simply be acknowledging that everything they say about whites holding the black man down is true.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    There is no solution to this. Black citizens will not be contented with an all black police department so perhaps the city should disband the police entirely and advise everyone “You’re on your own”.

    • Malgus

      I got no problem with that. It’s what we had before the Peelers were institutionalized here in the US back in the middle of the late, great 19th century…

      We did just fine without them back then. We’ll do just fine without them now.

  • LHathaway

    Far enough that after Baltimore fills up with high ranking black employees other town will have ring their hands because there isn’t enough ‘diversity’ and they have no idea why.

  • LHathaway

    You can bet all concern will still be about rising above (white) racism when there are virtually no Whites left somewhere, or even where there are none.