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Student Activists Call for Resignation of Harvard Police Chief, Abolition of Department at Rally

Roughly 50 Harvard students called for the abolishment of the Harvard University Police Department at a rally in front of the John Harvard Statue Saturday afternoon.


HUPD Chief to Launch Internal Review of Department Following Crimson Investigation

Harvard University Police Department Chief Francis D. “Bud” Riley “will be moving forward in the near future” with an internal review of his department in response to a recent report of racism, sexism, and alleged favoritism, according to an email he sent to HUPD employees Tuesday night.


Weekend Burglars Target Canada Goose Jackets, Apple Laptops, Gold Jewelry

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a series of thefts that occurred in River Houses and Yard dorms over the weekend, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano announced in an email to University affiliates Monday.


Break-in Reported at Wigglesworth Hall

The Harvard University Police Department responded to several break-ins in Wigglesworth Hall on Saturday night, according to an email to students from Crimson Yard Resident Dean Dwight Fee.


Five Takeaways From The Crimson’s Investigation Into the Harvard University Police Department

The Crimson published a months-long investigation of HUPD Friday, surfacing allegations of racism and sexism within the police force. Here’s what you need to know about the story.


The Old Boys’ Network: Racism, Sexism, and Alleged Favoritism In Harvard’s Police Department

For the most part, Harvard affiliates know Harvard University police officers as the men and women who patrol campus events, frequent the dining halls, and help freshmen move into their dorms. Within the department’s walls, though, HUPD is divided over incidents involving female officers and officers of color, and allegations of favoritism and retaliation.


Leaves Outside Quincy House Catch Fire

Leaves on a ventilation grate outside of Quincy House’s New Residence Hall caught fire Monday afternoon, sending plumes of smoke into the air and triggering a multi-engine response from the Cambridge Fire Department.


HUPD Annual Security Report Notes Drop in Campus Crime

The total number of on-campus crimes numbered 163, down from 194 in 2017. The report indicated there were 43 reported on-campus burglaries in 2018, down from 48 burglaries in 2017.


Harvard Police Department Suspends Officer Who Was Called Homophobic Slur

The Harvard University Police Department suspended an officer Wednesday for one week without pay after an investigation found he physically assaulted another officer who called him a homophobic slur, according to representatives from the Harvard University Police Association union.


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A Harvard University Police Department investigation found that one officer called another officer a homophobic slur.


Harvard Police Investigate ‘Hateful’ Attack Against Faculty Member

The note insulted the unnamed FAS faculty member’s “ethnicity and immigrant status, challenged her right to be at Harvard, and wished her ill,” according to an email signed jointly by FAS Dean Claudine Gay and University President Lawrence S. Bacow.


Police Apprehend Suspected Armed Man in Harvard Square

Police took a suspected armed man in Harvard Square into custody Tuesday afternoon, approximately 30 minutes after Harvard affiliates received an alert that there was a “potentially armed” affiliates near JFK and Eliot Streets.


Harvard Police Investigating Racist, Anti-Semitic Email Sent to Students, Bacow

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating an email containing a litany of racist and antisemitic statements that was sent to University President Lawrence S. Bacow and multiple College students Monday.


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.


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