Official Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Cambridge Police Report.

This document was offered on the website of The Boston Globe soon after the July 16th incident. It was then taken down for undisclosed reasons, then later re-posted in abbreviated form. Note the discrepancy between the original 911 call transcript by Ms. Whalen (available at and the text in the police report. In her actual words, Ms. Whalen never mentions the race of the men she saw on Gates’ porch until prompted by the dispatcher, upon which she says that one might be Hispanic. Meanwhile, the police report–written by Officer Crowley–says that Whalen reported ‘two black males with backpacks.’ Please submit your comments about this police report, the case itself, or the broader implications thereof, below.

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