Anthony Batts, Police Commissioner

When 13 correctional officers were indicted on corruption charges in April, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told the public that the Black Guerrilla Family gang is responsible for a lot of violence on the streets. Again in July, when the Baltimore cops named Darryl Anderson "public enemy number 1," the BGF name rang out. "He is an enforcer or a hitman for the Black Guerrilla Family. He's a guy who's probably tied to a number of very violent incidents, not just that one," Batts said. Back in November? BGF on Greenmount. In fact, since his arrival last summer from California, Batts has mentioned BGF more than any other gang brand. That's some serious celebrity spokesmanship right there.

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