Some at the event sharply criticized Harvard for what they called a lack of institutional support. The arrest of the student has drawn allegations of police brutality.
Three police chiefs from Detroit, San Francisco, and Minneapolis visited the Kennedy School Thursday to field questions about the realities of modern day policing.
Last Friday’s arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate does not mark the first time local authorities physically confronted and arrested a naked College student under the influence of drugs.
University President Drew G. Faust called the forcible arrest of a black undergraduate by the Cambridge Police Department Friday night “profoundly disturbing” in an email sent to University affiliates Monday.
The statement also affirms that the Council stands “in solidarity” with the arrested student as well as with black Harvard affiliates more broadly.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. said he supports the officers who arrested a black Harvard undergraduate over the weekend at a press conference Monday.
The Homeless Outreach Program of the Cambridge Police Department coordinated the move with the Cambridge District Court, the Harvard Square Business Association, and First Parish Church.
Eighteen days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the Cambridge Police Department hosted a drive for relief supplies to send to Cambridge’s four Puerto Rican sister cities.