The Cambridge Police Department has hired its second licensed social worker: Elana Klein, a resident of the city who was a court clinician for seven years at the Dorchester Juvenile Court in Boston.
Cambridge police have scrapped a policy, perhaps temporarily, allowing officers to hold suspects who are undocumented immigrants past the time they should have been released solely to cooperate with a “detainer” request from immigration enforcement officers.
The Police Department is reassessing its policy on cooperating with federal immigration officers after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled locals have no authority to hold undocumented immigrants for extra time solely because of a “detainer” request.
Cambridge has 45 of the 496 most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Massachusetts, or 9 percent, according to a law firm’s study, and Somerville has 14 intersections on the list, for not quite 3 percent of the total. But how reliable are the study’s findings?
Maurice Abisdid-Wagner was being sought on seven warrants for charges dating back to 2012 when he encountered three Cambridge police detectives waiting for him Wednesday near Fayette Street.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole finalist presented to the city last month to become police commissioner, was announced Thursday as the choice of city manager Louis A. DePasquale.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian thanked the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker for awarding the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office a nearly $140,000 grant to continue ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic in the county.
The discovery came Saturday after “an exhaustive search” by Arlington, Cambridge and state police search and rescue teams, Ryan said. The search began Friday with concerns the man was depressed and could harm himself.
Not many people came out for Tuesday’s hourlong public forum with police commissioner finalist Branville G. Bard Jr. Which is okay. It was an embarrassment.
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.”