Cambridge Police

City Council Defers Bike Lane Discussion Following Friday’s Fatal Crash

The death of a cyclist in a Friday collision with a box truck was not discussed in depth at Monday’s Cambridge City Council, but is certain to add urgency and emotion to a longstanding debate over bike safety in Cambridge.

Suspect Charged in Connection With Donnelly Field Shooting

A suspect was charged in connection with last week’s non-fatal double shooting at Donnelly Field and was taken into custody by the Cambridge Police Department.

Police Say Harvard Affiliates Likely Cut Johnston Gate Lock During Saturday Protest

Harvard affiliates used bolt cutters to cut a lock securing Johnston Gate in an attempt to allow roughly 150 protesters access to Harvard Yard for a Saturday afternoon protest, the Harvard University Police Department said Sunday.

Despite Increase in Arrests, HUPD Sees Decline in Use of Force in 2023

The number of arrests made by the Harvard Police Department increased by nearly 20 percent in 2023, according to a recent update to the HUPD dashboard.

Cambridge Residents Alliance Rallies in Solidarity with Encampment Protesters

More than 50 non-Harvard affiliates and Cambridge residents rallied outside of Johnston Gate on Sunday afternoon in a rally organized by the Cambridge Residents Alliance in solidarity with students participating in a pro-Palestine Harvard Yard encampment.

CPD Officer Placed On Leave After Unintentional Firearm Discharge

A Cambridge police officer was placed on administrative leave following a preliminary investigation into an unintentional firearm discharge at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School early this month.

‘Alternative Measures’: How Cambridge Has Tried to Reimagine Policing

The police killing of Sayed Faisal has sparked police reforms and fueled efforts to launch unarmed policing alternatives. Now, officials and activists face the question of how all these initiatives will co-exist — and how the city will reimagine policing overall.

Cambridge NAACP President Criticizes Police Department De-Escalation Policies

Kenneth E. Reeves ’72, the president of the Cambridge chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the Cambridge Police Department needs to dramatically expand its de-escalation policies during a City Council hearing Tuesday.

CPS Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 2 Minors

Jorge A. Bonilla, a teacher at Cambridge’s immersion K-8 Amigos School, pleaded not guilty to nine charges of sexual assault in Middlesex Superior Court on Monday after being indicted by a grand jury in February.

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