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City Politics

A Reckoning on Cambridge Police: City Grapples with Police Killing of Sayed Faisal

Sayed Faisal's death by police has thrown Cambridge into an uproar, leading to protests across the city, confrontations with city officials at public meetings, and the storming of City Hall. Some have charged that his death was an incident of police brutality, racism, and Islamophobia.

Tyre Nichols Protest State House
Boston

‘The Sky is Crying’: In Boston and Cambridge, Harvard Students Mourn Tyre Nichols

Dozens of Harvard students mourned the death of Tyre D. Nichols — the 29-year-old Black skateboarder and photographer who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers following a traffic stop — in a vigil in front of Memorial Church on a drizzly Sunday evening.

Sayed Faisal Protest Cambridge Police Department
Cambridge Schools

Demonstrators March to Cambridge Police Station to Demand Accountability for Killing of Sayed Faisal

Hundreds of activists, organizers, and Cambridge residents gathered Sunday for a rally at Somerville High School and a march to the Cambridge Police Department headquarters to protest the police killing of Sayed Faisal earlier this month.

Sayed Faisal Protest
City Politics

City Councilors Spar Over Body Cameras, Police Oversight at Special Meeting on Shooting of Sayed Faisal

Cambridge City Councilors sparred over whether the Cambridge Police Department should implement body cameras and what role the Council should play in regulating the department at a special meeting Wednesday on the police killing of Sayed Faisal.

Protesters Storm Cambridge City Hall After Fatal Police Shooting
City Politics

Protesters Storm Cambridge City Hall After Fatal Police Shooting

Justice for Faisal Protesters in Front of Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Protesters March Into City Hall to Demand Justice for Sayed Faisal

Protesters stormed Cambridge City Hall and marched into Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui’s office Monday evening to demand answers on the police killing of Sayed Faisal, calling on city and police officials to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting.

Justice for Faisal Protest at City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Residents Demand Answers at Council Meeting on Police Killing of Sayed Faisal

The Cambridge Police Department attempted to quell resident outrage and address questions from activists and City Councilors at a special Cambridge City Council meeting Wednesday on the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal.

Harvard Square Faisal Protest
Harvard Square

‘Faisal Deserved Help, Not Bullets’: Harvard Affiliates, Cambridge Residents Mourn Sayed Faisal at Harvard Square Protest

Politicians, academics, and Cambridge residents crowded the Harvard Square Pit Saturday as they demanded justice for Sayed Faisal, a college student who was shot and killed by a Cambridge Police Department officer on Jan. 4.

Muslim Justice League Executive Director Fatema Ahmad at Protest
Crime

Following Shooting of Sayed Faisal, Protesters Question Investigation at City-Held Meeting

Confused and frustrated Cambridge residents confronted city officials at a tense public meeting Thursday in response to the police shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal.

Pratna Khem, one of Faisal's UMass Boston Instructors, Speaks to Crowd
Cambridge Police

Pratna Khem, one of Faisal's UMass Boston Instructors, Speaks to Crowd

BANE General Secretary Tanvir Murad Speaks at Protest
Cambridge Police

BANE General Secretary Tanvir Murad Speaks at Protest

BANE President Pervin A. Chowdhury at Police Brutality Protest
Cambridge Police

BANE President Pervin A. Chowdhury at Police Brutality Protest

Demonstrators Hold Hand-Painted Sign of Sayed Faisal
Cambridge Police

Demonstrators Hold Hand-Painted Sign of Sayed Faisal

Imtiaz Sanid, Faisal's Closest Friend, Speaks at Protest
Cambridge Police

Imtiaz Sanid, Faisal's Closest Friend, Speaks at Protest

Muslim Justice League Executive Director Fatema Ahmad at Protest
Cambridge Police

Muslim Justice League Executive Director Fatema Ahmad at Protest

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