Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2021 #85
Order Adopted as Amended
May 3, 2021 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is hereby requested to work with the Police Commissioner and report back to the Public Safety Committee on steps taken to address this concern and issue a status report on how the City is moving forward with reducing weapons and equipment deemed unnecessary by the Cambridge Police Department

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Department:City Clerk's Office, QZSponsors:Councillor Quinton Zondervan
Category:Policy Order

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Whereas:              A concern has been raised by some in the community regarding the number and types of weapons and equipment in the possession of the Cambridge Police Department and 

 

Whereas:              Police Commissioner Bard presented an inventory of such equipment to the Public Safety Committee of the Cambridge City Council earlier this year and 

 

Whereas:              Police Commissioner Bard has already taken steps to reduce this inventory and has publicly indicated that he is taking steps to further reduce this inventory in the future and 

 

Whereas:              Some remain concerned regarding the CPD’s possession of such weapons and equipment, therefore, be it 

 

Ordered:              That the City Manager is hereby requested to work with the Police Commissioner and report back to the Public Safety Committee on steps taken to address this concern and issue a status report on how the City is moving forward with reducing weapons and equipment deemed unnecessary by the Cambridge Police Department.

Meeting History

Apr 26, 2021 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Exercised by Councillor Simmons

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 5/3/2021 5:30 PM
May 3, 2021 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED [8 TO 1]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey
NAYS:Quinton Zondervan