Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Officer William S. Kern was charged with two misdemeanors stemming from the February incident in Owings Mills.
(Updated 1:56 p.m.)—A Baltimore City police officer has been indicted in Baltimore County on misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office said. Officer William S. Kern, 46, allegedly shot a University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee in the head during a training exercise at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills in February. The grand jury indictment identifies the trainee as Raymond Northern Gray. Gray was critically injured. "We continue to cooperate with all outside agencies involved in this extensive investigation," city Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in a statment. "Meanwhile, as we come to grips with this terrible incident, our own comprehensive …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
This past week, Patch readers got riled about concert venue closures, Sonic coming to town, pet cemeteries and more. Here’s what your neighbors are saying: Towson Patch: “I have been a regular of the Recher for many years. I happen to know for a fact that it hasn't been profitable for them in a long time. They delayed this inevitable change as long as possible. But to survive they must adapt. I am sad to see this place and I doubt I will go to their nightclub, but I won't begrudge them the right to run a business that is actually profitable. It is the responsibility of the town council, and local government to provide safety, handle so-called riots, and police the area. That is not the concern of the business.” – RL on Recher Theatre …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Officer William S. Kern, an 18-year-veteran of the Baltimore Police, was named at the officer involved in Tuesday’s training exercise shooting in Owings Mills.
Baltimore Police have released the name of the officer involved in the incident that left a police trainee critically wounded Tuesday afternoon. Officer William S. Kern, 46, was assigned as an instructor in the education and training section in Baltimore Police. A University of Maryland Baltimore Police trainee was shot in the head by an instructor during an exercise at an Owings Mills training facility at the Rosewood Center, which is run by the department. The University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee, a man in his 40s, was in critical condition Wednesday, and Baltimore Police did not have an update on his condition Thursday afternoon. Family members asked police not to identify the trainee because they are not from the area and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A police trainee was shot during a training exercise in Owings Mills Tuesday afternoon.
A University of Maryland police trainee was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma after being shot during a training exercise Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed. Baltimore City Police have a training facility on Rosewood Lane in Owings Mills, but Detective Angela Carter-Watson, a police spokeswoman, could only confirm that the incident occurred in Owings Mills at 2:36 p.m. ABC2 News reported that the incident happened at the Rosewood Center on Rosewood Lane. At 3 p.m., Carter-Watson said the trainee was being transported by medevac to Maryland Shock Trauma. The nature of the injuries was still under investigation, she said. Editor's note: Due to a source error, the story orginally reported that the wounded officer was a Baltimore Police trainee.