Boston's Berklee College of Music says it is “deeply sorry” for allowing Boston police officers to use the school’s restrooms, following the downtown protests on May 31.
And the school says it will not happen again, Boston.com reports.
In a joint statement Wednesday night, Berklee President Roger Brown, chief financial officer Mac Hisey, and public safety chief David Ransom said the college had heard expressions of anger and betrayal from their community, after giving Boston police officers access to the Back Bay school’s restrooms.
“Boston Police of course have jurisdiction over the roads and other public spaces around our campus, but not inside our buildings,” Berklee officials said.
“The decision to allow them into our facilities was ours,” the statement continued. “This was not a formal decision by the institution, but an informal one, made on the spot.”
Brown, Hisey, and Ransom added that they had heard “hurt and anger” from the community in response to the decision, especially at a time when their facilities remain closed for students and other members of the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.