- Associated Press - Saturday, January 18, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore said goodbye Saturday to Bishop L. Robinson, the city’s first black police commissioner.

Radio station WBAL-AM (https://bit.ly/1cFQHIn ) reports hundreds of people attended funeral services for Robinson held Saturday at the physical education complex at Coppin State University. The 86-year-old Robinson died in early January. On Saturday, Gov. Martin O’Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts spoke at the service.

Robinson joined the police department in 1952. He was appointed commissioner in 1984 and served in that post for three years.

Robinson also served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice and secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

The police department’s headquarters building is named for Robinson.

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Information from: WBAL-AM, https://www.wbal.com

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