May 12, 2011
About a dozen city employees have been arrested on open warrants under a new initiative from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a spokesman said Thursday.
The Baltimore City Police warrant task force arrested the employees after a check of city databases revealed that they had open warrants for serious offenses, spokesman Ryan O’Doherty said.
The mayor’s office recently began checking a database of the city’s 15,000 employees against a list of people with outstanding warrants, O’Doherty said. It appears to be the first time in recent history that such a check has been made, he said.
The checks, which are part of an effort to create a more “open and honest government” are ongoing and will be repeated in the future, O’Doherty said.
The names of the employees and their offenses, the agencies for which they worked and the time and place of arrests were not immediately available. A police spokesman did not immediately have additional information.