(Cambridge, MA) — A second Harvard University professor has accused the Cambridge Police Department of racism. S. Allen Counter wrote about his arrest for assault and battery in an editorial in last week’s edition of “The Bay State Banner.” His comments follow last month’s arrest of African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates claimed he was a victim of racial profiling in his high-profile arrest. Counter’s attorney told “The Boston Globe” the Harvard Medical School professor is considering legal options over the way he was treated in December of 2006 when police went to his home after getting a call from his wife stemming from a domestic incident with his daughter. Counter said he did not previously talk publicly about his arrest for fear that he and his family would become targets of police harassment. He was acquitted in October, 2007. The “Globe” reported Cambridge police refused comment about Counter’s arrest.
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