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JUSTICE FOR FAISAL: AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY IN CAMBRIDGE

  • Faisal was experiencing a mental health crisis, and a 911 call was placed hoping Faisal will be helped. Instead, the police chased and shot Faisal. 

  • Faisal possessed no firearms, and 4 to 5 CPD officers were present on scene.

  • According to a witness interview, Faisal did not approach the officers prior to the shooting. 

  • Available CCTV footage shows that Faisal was harming only himself with a knife and posed no threat to anybody else. CPD has failed to provide a reasonable explanation for the use of lethal force.   

  • CPD refuses to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting.

  • CPD placed the officer who shot Faisal on paid leave.

Arif Sayed Faisal, a 20 year old UMass Boston student, was killed by a Cambridge police officer on January 4th 2023.

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This page is intended to document public acts of resistance in the fight for justice for Faisal. If you would like to add an action to this page, alert us at thebostonsouthasiancoalition@gmail.com

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