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Cambridge

Cambridge Police Disproportionately Arresting Black People at Highest Rate in 13 Years, New Database Shows

More than 50 percent of arrests made by the Cambridge Police Department in the first half of 2023 were of Black people — the highest proportion in at least 13 years, a newly released data set by the city reveals.

Harvard Square Faisal
Harvard Square

Eight Months On, Protesters Renew Calls of ‘Justice for Faisal’ at Harvard Square Rally

Dozens of protesters rallied in Harvard Square Sunday to renew calls for increased transparency from Cambridge officials on the January police killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by a Cambridge Police officer.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes for Reports on City Expenses for Lawsuits Involving Cambridge Police

The Cambridge City Council voted to receive reports on lawsuits involving Cambridge police that incurred expenses for the city and heard public comments in favor of a policy order opposing Atlanta’s “Cop City” during a meeting Monday evening.

Sayed Faisal Picketing
Cambridge

Officer Who Fatally Shot Sayed Faisal Could Have Been ‘Legally and Ethically’ Named, External Review Finds

The name of the Cambridge Police Department officer who shot and killed local 20-year-old student Sayed Faisal on Jan 4. could have been revealed without legal consequences, a July report suggests.

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Crime

Suspect in Harvard Science Center Plaza Bomb Scare Released on Bond as Authorities Seek Accomplice

The man accused of planting a fake bomb on Harvard’s campus as an accomplice in an effort to secure a “large” amount of Bitcoin from the University according to a criminal complaint was released on an unsecured bond with conditions at a hearing Friday.

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Crime

New Hampshire Man Arrested for Planting Fake Bomb on Harvard Campus in Bitcoin Extortion Attempt

A New Hampshire man was arrested Tuesday by the FBI and is accused of planting a fake bomb on Harvard University’s campus last month as an accomplice in an effort to secure a “large” amount of Bitcoin from the University, court records say.

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HUPD

Harvard Science Center Plaza Evacuated for Suspicious Package, Later Deemed Safe

Harvard’s Science Center Plaza and parts of the neighboring Science Center were evacuated by the Harvard University Police Department Thursday afternoon following the discovery of a suspicious bag, though the bag was subsequently deemed safe and no explosion was reported.

Cambridge Police

Protesters Decry Police Killing of Sayed Faisal in Weeklong Picket at Cambridge City Hall

Boston-area students and activists picketed Cambridge City Hall from Monday to Friday in protest of the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by Cambridge Police, marking the latest demonstration in a monthslong campaign.

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City Politics

Harvard Affiliates Criticize Lack of Campus Response to Cambridge Police Killing of Sayed Faisal

Some Harvard affiliates are disappointed by the lack of response from Harvard students to the killing of 20-year-old University of Massachusetts Boston student Sayed Faisal by Cambridge Police.

City Hall Annex Faisal Protest
Cambridge

City Officials Meet with Activists Demanding ‘Justice for Faisal’ as Dozens Rally Outside

As roughly 100 protesters rallied on the steps of the Cambridge City Hall Annex Tuesday, city leaders met with local activists after months of demonstrations over the police killing of Sayed Faisal.

Faisal Protest
City Politics

Protesters at City Hall Condemn CPD for Killing of Sayed Faisal and Question External Review

Roughly 100 protesters gathered outside of Cambridge City Hall on Monday for the latest demonstration in a monthslong series of protests following the killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by a Cambridge Police officer.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Contemplates Police Body Cameras, Passes Alternative Emergency Response Measure

The Cambridge City Council discussed the implementation of police body cameras and the third-party review of the Cambridge Police Department’s policies and practices at a council meeting Monday.

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Cambridge Police

Cambridge Police to Undergo External Review Following Police Killing of Sayed Faisal

The Cambridge Police Department will undergo an independent external review in the aftermath of the police killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal in January, city officials announced in a press release Friday.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Councilors, Residents Weigh Alternative Responses to Mental Health-Related 911 Calls

Cambridge city councilors and local residents considered a proposed alternative to police responding to mental health-related 911 calls and discussed whether officers should patrol the Cambridge Housing Authority’s L.B. Johnson Apartments at their weekly meeting Monday.

Faisal Protest in Cambridge City Hall Lobby
City Politics

Protesters Condemn City Manager, Renew Calls to Name Officers Involved in Killing of Sayed Faisal

More than 100 protesters condemned Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 and other city officials during a Monday rally and teach-in at City Hall for not releasing the names of officers involved in the January police killing of Sayed Faisal.

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