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Cambridge Police

Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Faust Creates Committee to ‘Review’ Arrest of Black Student, "

Faust has formed a “review committee” to determine the exact “sequence of events” leading to the forcible arrest of a black undergraduate April 13 and to undertake a “systematic examination” of a wide variety of Harvard policies.

BSOC Protest Three
Crime

Hundreds of Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Demanding Reform After Black Student's Arrest

The letter states the black student’s forcible arrest proves that Harvard University Health Services and Harvard University Police Department are “not adequately equipped” to serve students.

Arrest Protest
Cambridge Police

Arrest Protest

Superintendent Ridealong
Cambridge Police

Superintendent Ridealong

Police Superintendent Christine A. Elow turns to chat during our ride along in Central Square.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
Crime

Officers Who Arrested Black Student Had Not Taken Extra Training on Engaging Mentally Ill Individuals

Roughly one-third of CPD’s officers and all supervisors have taken the non-mandatory training to date. CPD's stated goal is to put "the entire department" through the program.

Crime

Cambridge Police Will Add Office to Monitor Racial Bias, Use of Force

Through the new office, which will be called the Office of Procedural Justice, Cambridge Police hopes to show a commitment to transparency and responsibility by analyzing citizens’ confrontations with the police.

Undergraduate Council

At Town Hall, Students Call for Change After Arrest of Black Student

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.

BSOC Protest One
Race

'Treat Me, Don't Beat Me'

More than 200 Harvard students and affiliates, many with red duct tape over their mouths, protested in Harvard Yard Saturday to demand reform to University policies they say led to the forcible arrest of a black College student April 13.

Discussion with Chiefs
Politics

At Kennedy School, Police Chiefs Discuss Use of Force, Harvard Student’s Arrest

Three police chiefs from Detroit, San Francisco, and Minneapolis visited the Kennedy School Thursday to field questions about the realities of modern day policing.

Crime

Similar 2006 Arrest of Non-Black Student Saw 'No Punches'

​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.

Sunday Night with the UC
Crime

After Arrest, UC Members Criticize Harvard’s ‘Failure’ to Keep Students Safe

The statement also affirms that the Council stands “in solidarity” with the arrested student as well as with black Harvard affiliates more broadly.

Faust at 2021 Convocation
Drew Faust

Faust Calls Arrest of Black Student ‘Profoundly Disturbing’

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.

Timeline of Student Arrest
Cambridge Police

Timeline of Student Arrest

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
Crime

Police Commissioner Says He 'Absolutely' Supports Officers Who Arrested Harvard Student

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.

Sailing Center Sinks
Sailing

Harvard Sailing Center Sinks into Charles River

In the wake of a powerful Nor’easter, the Harvard Sailing Center partially sank into the Charles River Thursday.

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