Another Black Harvard Professor Accuses Cambridge Police

August 6, 2009

A second black faculty member at Harvard University has come forward to detail what he calls racial bias that led to his arrest by the Cambridge police outside his home, The Boston Globe reported. In this case of assault and battery charges, the professor -- S. Allen Counter of the medical school -- was acquitted. Counter said he hasn't previously gone public with the story out of fear that the police would harass him. His statement follows the national debate over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard professor who is a leading figure in African-American studies, outside his home (and the subsequent dropping of charges). Cambridge police did not comment to the Globe on the Counter statements.

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