Darian Edwards makes a grab for Det. Jim Mingle's hat while he and Det. Thomas Stoner walk the beat at Poe Homes public housing on West Lexington Street in Baltimore. As crime mounts in the city, Mayor Sheila Dixon ordered detectives and other non-uniformed officers to start walking foot patrols.
A group of local children had gathered around the two detectives as they investigated reports of fireworks in the area.