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Cambridge Police

ShotSpotter Heat Map
Crime

Eyes and Ears in Cambridge

While ShotSpotter’s is used nationally — in cities as large as New York and Chicago, but also as small as Somerville and Revere — its efficacy is still in question.

Traffic Stopped in the Square
Harvard Square

Truck Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Harvard Square

A truck driver fatally struck a female pedestrian in her 60s early Tuesday morning on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, according to a statement released by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Police Shut Down Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Police Shut Down Harvard Square

The Cambridge Police Department and Fire Department closed down the T station and several blocks in Harvard Square Monday Evening.

Police Shut Down Harvard Square
On Campus

Harvard Square Shut Down Due to a Suspicious Package in MBTA Station

At 6:03 p.m., the MBTA posted on Twitter that trains would bypass the Harvard Square station “at the request of police.” Multiple vehicles from the Cambridge Police and Fire departments soon lined the intersection of JFK Street and Brattle Street, blocking vehicle traffic.

Kendall
City Politics

Harvard Police Assist in Responding to Anti-ICE Protesters at Amazon Office

Harvard University Police Department assisted Cambridge police officers as they arrested 12 protesters on trespassing charges at Amazon’s Kendall Square office Thursday evening.

Health

Cambridge Police Respond to Fatal Overdose Outside Blue Bottle Coffee

Officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to reports of a fatal overdose on the front steps of Blue Bottle Coffee in Harvard Square at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

OTTO Pizza
Cambridge

OTTO Pizza in Harvard Square Temporarily Closes After Fire

A fire broke out Monday morning at OTTO Pizza in Harvard Square and was extinguished within an hour after an “aggressive attack,” according to the the Cambridge Fire Department.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
College

Independent Review of Police Officers’ 2018 Arrest of Harvard Student Finds No Use of Excessive Force

“I carefully considered all of the evidence and circumstances and conclude that the officers of the Cambridge Police Department acted appropriately and I found no evidence that they used excessive force,” wrote former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Roderick L. Ireland, who led the review.

57 JFK Street
Crime

Cambridge Police Investigate Shooting on Eliot and JFK Streets

City dispatchers received a call early Sunday morning reporting that shots had been fired in the area and a suspect was fleeing the scene. Responding CPD officers found multiple shell casings on Eliot Street, according to the alert.

Pforzheimer Exterior #2
Crime

Harvard Sophomore Arrested for Assaulting Tutor, Two HUPD Officers

Harvard University Police Department officers arrested and charged a College sophomore with disorderly conduct, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a police officer after a violent altercation in and near Pforzheimer House late Saturday night.

Rakesh Khurana
College

Harvard College Reviewing Amnesty Policy, Khurana Says

The College is reviewing its “amnesty policy” in response to a fall report on the April 2018 forcible arrest of a black undergraduate, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Friday.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
Cambridge

New Uber Feature Allows Cambridge Residents to Better Access 911

Cambridge residents riding with Uber can now take advantage of an enhanced security feature built into the application to improve emergency response.

BSOC Protest One
College

Arrest Sparks Allegations of Police Brutality

After Cambridge police officers forcibly arrested a black undergraduate in mid-April, students and administrators spoke out against the officers' actions, and the University put together a task force to examine what went wrong the night of the arrest.

Cambridge Common Menorah
Religion

After Menorah Knocked Down, Cambridge Residents Gather to Light Hanukkah Candles

Dozens of Harvard affiliates and Cantabrigians gathered in Cambridge Common Thursday night to light candles on a large silver menorah four days after an unidentified man deliberately knocked it down.

Cambridge Common Menorah
Cambridge

Cambridge Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime After Man Topples Harvard Chabad’s Menorah

Cambridge police are investigating a “possible hate crime” after witnesses say a man intentionally toppled over a large menorah.

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