Cambridge Police Release Radio Transmissions Before Gates Arrest
July 27, 2009
The Cambridge Police Department has released CDs with audio clips of the initial 911 call and police radio transmissions preceding the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates that sparked a national debate about racial profiling, the Boston Globe reports.
The police radio transmissions between a dispatcher and Sgt. James Crowley, who arrested Gates in his home following the report of a possible burglary, show the routine nature of the call.
The audio clips were released at a Monday presser and are available at the Boston Globe's website.
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