Presence of Harvard Police at Police Brutality Protest Reignites Student Calls for Abolition of HUPD

Students renewed their calls for the abolition of the Harvard University Police Department after HUPD officers were seen monitoring a demonstration held in Boston on Tuesday over the murder of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police.

Harvard Police Department Reaffirms Commitment to Internal Review As Virus Disrupts Initial Phase

The committee reviewing Harvard’s police department has scaled down its efforts to solicit feedback from Harvard affiliates as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

HUPD Union Leadership Calls For External Review of Department

The executive board members of the Harvard University Police Association union said Monday that they are not confident in the ongoing climate review of Harvard’s police because of department leadership's involvement.

HUPD Officer Involved In February Smith Center Arrest Criticized For Use of Force In Two Prior Incidents

Anthony T. Carvello, a Harvard University police officer who came under scrutiny last month for his use of force in an arrest at the Smith Campus Center, has also received criticism for his use of force in two other recent arrests of homeless black men at the Smith Center.

Bacow Said He Supports HUPD Internal Review, Defers to Executive Vice President

Following reports of racism, sexism, and alleged favoritism within Harvard University Police Department, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Monday that he supports the review of the department by outside experts.

Harvard Police Chief Details Scope of Department Review in Internal Email

Outside law enforcement experts will review the internal climate of Harvard’s police department as well as its dealings with the University more broadly following accounts of racism and sexism within HUPD that surfaced last month, according to an internal department email.

Describing a Close, Longstanding Relationship, Harvard and Cambridge Police Explain Departmental Collaborations

Within Harvard’s gates, the University maintains its own police force with all the powers of a municipal department — but in many cases, when a call comes in about a crime on campus, officers from that department may not be the only responders.

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Cambridge Police have occasionally been called to assist Harvard University Police within Harvard's jurisdiction.

Khurana Says He Supports HUPD Presence at Student Protests

A week after a protest of the Harvard University Police Department, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Feb. 18 interview that police presence at campus events is intended to ensure protesters’ safety.

Harvard Police Union Files Complaint with National Labor Relations Board

Harvard’s police union filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the University with the National Labor Relations Board Thursday, according to NLRB case records.

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.

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