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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Councilor’s Police Demilitarization Proposal Sparks Debate Among Politicians, Activists

The Cambridge City Council earlier this month rejected a policy order on police demilitarization proposed by Councilor Quinton Y. Zondervan that sparked bitter debate among both activists and politicians in Cambridge.

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City Politics

City Council Votes to Ban Tear Gas, Order Reinstating Indoor Dining Restrictions Fails

Tear gas has not been deployed in Cambridge since the 1970s, and while the Cambridge Police Department currently does not possess tear gas or authorize the use of it, the department does not explicitly ban it either.

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Massachusetts State Senator Discusses Police Reform Bill at HKS Event

Mass. Sen. William N. Brownsberger ’78 — a key player in the passage of the state’s recent police reform bill — spoke virtually to the Harvard Kennedy School as part of its Reimagining Community Safety Speaker Series on Wednesday.

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Two High-Ranking Officers Depart Cambridge Police Department Following Social Media Controversies

Two high-ranking officers have left the Cambridge Police Department in recent months after they were involved in controversial social media incidents in 2020.

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Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility

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Crime

Cambridge Serious Crime Increased by 8 Percent in 2020

The City of Cambridge experienced an 8 percent increase in serious crimes last year compared to 2019, according to a report published by the city Friday.

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City Politics

Cambridge Police to Retire Camouflage Uniforms, Reduce Weapon Inventory

The Cambridge Police Department will reduce its inventory of long guns and less-than-lethal weapons and will retire officers’ camouflage uniforms, the department announced Tuesday.

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Boston Man Arrested in Connection with Harvard Square Bank Robbery

Cambridge Police arrested a Boston man Friday in connection with the armed robbery of a Harvard Square bank that occurred this past November.

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City Politics

City Council Members Discuss Residential Survey Results On Pandemic Response and Policing

Cambridge City Council members discussed the findings of a recent residential survey on the city’s pandemic response and police department during a “roundtable” Zoom meeting on Monday.

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Cambridge City Council

City of Cambridge Creates Task Force to Examine ‘Future of Public Safety’

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale launched a task force composed of Cambridge officials and residents earlier this month to examine the future of public safety in Cambridge following a national reckoning in policing.

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CPD Domestic Violence Webinar

Domestic assault prevention activists and Cambridge officials proposed ways law enforcement and other service providers could support people who experience domestic violence in a webinar Monday.

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Cambridge

City of Cambridge Hosts Webinar on Law Enforcement’s Connection to Racism and Trauma

Domestic assault prevention activists and Cambridge officials proposed ways law enforcement and other service providers can support vulnerable people who experience domestic violence in a webinar hosted by the City of Cambridge Monday.

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Crime

Crime in Cambridge Up 4 Percent Through Early November Compared to 2019, Police Say

The Cambridge Police Department has recorded a 4% increase in crimes from last year with a total of 2,035 serious crimes this year, though the total remains slightly below the city’s five-year average, according to CPD’s monthly crime report.

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Crime

As Unemployment Rises, Cambridge Sees More Residents Compromised in National Unemployment Fraud Scheme

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, hundreds of Cambridge residents have had their personally identifiable information used to fraudulently claim unemployment benefits as part of a broader national scheme.

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Cambridge

Cambridge Police Monitoring Ballot Boxes Ahead of November Elections

The Cambridge Police Department has deployed officers to monitor ballot drop boxes and polling locations around the city in a bid to ensure next week’s elections run safely.

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