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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The man accused of planting a fake bomb on Harvard’s campus as an accomplice in an effort to secure a “large” amount of Bitcoin from the University according to a criminal complaint was released on an unsecured bond with conditions at a hearing Friday.
A New Hampshire man was arrested Tuesday by the FBI and is accused of planting a fake bomb on Harvard University’s campus last month as an accomplice in an effort to secure a “large” amount of Bitcoin from the University, court records say.
Harvard’s Science Center Plaza and parts of the neighboring Science Center were evacuated by the Harvard University Police Department Thursday afternoon following the discovery of a suspicious bag, though the bag was subsequently deemed safe and no explosion was reported.
Boston-area students and activists picketed Cambridge City Hall from Monday to Friday in protest of the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by Cambridge Police, marking the latest demonstration in a monthslong campaign.
Some Harvard affiliates are disappointed by the lack of response from Harvard students to the killing of 20-year-old University of Massachusetts Boston student Sayed Faisal by Cambridge Police.
As roughly 100 protesters rallied on the steps of the Cambridge City Hall Annex Tuesday, city leaders met with local activists after months of demonstrations over the police killing of Sayed Faisal.
Cambridge City Council Contemplates Police Body Cameras, Passes Alternative Emergency Response Measure
The Cambridge City Council discussed the implementation of police body cameras and the third-party review of the Cambridge Police Department’s policies and practices at a council meeting Monday.
Roughly 100 protesters gathered outside of Cambridge City Hall on Monday for the latest demonstration in a monthslong series of protests following the killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by a Cambridge Police officer.
The Cambridge Police Department will undergo an independent external review in the aftermath of the police killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal in January, city officials announced in a press release Friday.
Cambridge city councilors and local residents considered a proposed alternative to police responding to mental health-related 911 calls and discussed whether officers should patrol the Cambridge Housing Authority’s L.B. Johnson Apartments at their weekly meeting Monday.
More than 100 protesters condemned Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 and other city officials during a Monday rally and teach-in at City Hall for not releasing the names of officers involved in the January police killing of Sayed Faisal.
Cambridge city officials pledged reforms to the city’s policing practices in a set of statements released Tuesday in response to the killing of Sayed Faisal in January.
A coalition of Cambridge students and activists held a rally on the steps of Cambridge City Hall Monday in the tenth Boston-area protest against the police killing of Sayed Faisal in just over a month.
A Harvard Law School student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a fellow HLS student in a homophobic attack last month, according to a Harvard University Police report.
Demanding Answers for Sayed Faisal’s Killing by Police, Protesters Again Disrupt Cambridge City Council
Protesters interrupted the Cambridge City Council’s regular meeting at City Hall Monday evening to demand accountability for the Cambridge Police Department officers involved in the police killing of Sayed Faisal last month.
Sayed Faisal's death by police has thrown Cambridge into an uproar, leading to protests across the city, confrontations with city officials at public meetings, and the storming of City Hall. Some have charged that his death was an incident of police brutality, racism, and Islamophobia.