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Cambridge Police Department Warns of Increased Housebreaks

The Cambridge Police Department warned of an “emerging pattern of housebreaks” and provided crime prevention and safety tips in a citywide alert sent on Friday.

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City Politics

Cambridge Police Alternative HEART ‘Baffled’ Over Contract Delays

After more than a year of negotiations with Cambridge city leadership, the Holistic Emergency Alternative Response Team remains puzzled by the lack of progress in contract negotiations with the city.

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Crime

Hearings for Suspected Customers of Cambridge Brothel Will Be Public

Hearings on whether there is probable cause to criminally charge alleged customers of a high-end brothel — including professors and elected officials — must be held in public, the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County ruled Friday.

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Cambridge Police Officer Charged With Illegally Sharing Records, Storing Firearms

Lucas Harney, a Cambridge Police officer who has worked in the department for seven years, is facing charges of illegally distributing criminal record information and storing firearms improperly.

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Crime

Bomb Threat at Harvard Law School on Sunday Marks Seventh in 2 Months

The Harvard University Police Department and Cambridge Police responded to a bomb threat at Harvard Law School on Sunday night, amid numerous bomb threats reported to the department in the past two months.

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Man Arrested for Planting Fake Bomb at Harvard to Plead Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge

William A. Giordani, a New Hampshire man arrested for planting a fake bomb on Harvard’s campus, is scheduled to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a hearing Wednesday as part of a plea agreement, according to a Thursday legal filing.

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City Politics

City Manager’s Absence Sparks Controversy at Cambridge Public Safety Hearing

The Cambridge Public Safety Committee convened a public hearing Wednesday afternoon to address matters related to emergency response alternatives in Cambridge — though some city officials received criticism for not arriving on the scene themselves.

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Crime

CPD Commissioner Says Department Priorities Have ‘Shifted’ Following Police Killing of Sayed Faisal

Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine A. Elow said the January police killing of Sayed Faisal has “shifted” her priorities going forward in her first interview with the Crimson since Faisal’s death.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Push Public Safety, Policing Reforms Ahead of Tuesday’s Election

As Cambridge voters head to the polls Tuesday, policing and public safety remain top of mind for voters and candidates alike. Cambridge politics have been dominated by the issue of public safety ever since Cambridge police shot and killed 20-year-old Sayed Faisal in January.

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Cambridge Police

After Findings Released in Sayed Faisal Inquiry, Protesters Demand Dismissal of Officer Who Fatally Shot Him

More than 60 protesters gathered at Cambridge City Hall Wednesday just days after a state judge ruled the actions of Liam McMahon, the Cambridge Police Department officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Sayed Faisal, were “objectively reasonable.”

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Cambridge Police

Cambridge Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Sayed Faisal Will Not Be Prosecuted Following Inquest

The Cambridge Police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Sayed Faisal in January will not be prosecuted after a Massachusetts judge found his actions to be “objectively reasonable.”

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Cambridge Police Disproportionately Arresting Black People at Highest Rate in 13 Years, New Database Shows

More than 50 percent of arrests made by the Cambridge Police Department in the first half of 2023 were of Black people — the highest proportion in at least 13 years, a newly released data set by the city reveals.

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Harvard Square

Eight Months On, Protesters Renew Calls of ‘Justice for Faisal’ at Harvard Square Rally

Dozens of protesters rallied in Harvard Square Sunday to renew calls for increased transparency from Cambridge officials on the January police killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by a Cambridge Police officer.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes for Reports on City Expenses for Lawsuits Involving Cambridge Police

The Cambridge City Council voted to receive reports on lawsuits involving Cambridge police that incurred expenses for the city and heard public comments in favor of a policy order opposing Atlanta’s “Cop City” during a meeting Monday evening.

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Officer Who Fatally Shot Sayed Faisal Could Have Been ‘Legally and Ethically’ Named, External Review Finds

The name of the Cambridge Police Department officer who shot and killed local 20-year-old student Sayed Faisal on Jan 4. could have been revealed without legal consequences, a July report suggests.

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