Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole remaining finalist for police commissioner, introduced himself to the city Tuesday night at a small forum at the public library, saying Cambridge’s progressive policing was “not going to change under my leadership.”
In a surprising announcement Friday, there is a single candidate remaining for police commissioner since five candidates interviewed for the position in May – Branville G. Bard Jr. of Philadelphia, an African American who has studied the practice of racial profiling.
Police are investigating reports of gunshots that occurred early today around Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street in The Port neighborhood near Central Square.
The remains found last month near a boat ramp in Bedford were believed to be those of Richard W. Kandrotas, 79, a homeless man who had been living in Cambridge.
It was 8:02 p.m. June 3, 2012, that Cambridge police got a 911 call reporting a shooting on Willow Street. They arrived to find Charlene Holmes, 16, and friend Thanialee Cotto, then 17, with gunshot wounds from an apparent drive-by shooting. Holmes was killed.
A man convicted of raping, kidnapping and assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Cambridge in 2004 cannot be required to serve eight years of probation after his prison term, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled.
Christopher Carney has pleaded guilty to rape charges and has been sentenced to 12 to 15 years in State Prison, with five years of probation to run from and after the committed sentence. He must abide by Sex Offender Registry Board registration requirements.
Plans for increased police presence in Central Square will come into sharper focus at a May 30 meeting, but officials are being careful about what it would mean for an area where encounters with drug users and others cause nervousness among residents and tourists.
One break-in occurred at a Leighton Street apartment Wednesday, when a woman was home in her bedroom late at night and screamed when she heard an unknown person open her bedroom door.
Cambridge Police are investigating reports of gunshots from late Tuesday around Sciarappa and and Hurley streets, after first descending on a Fresh Pond neighborhood for the same reason.