Gates-Crowley report

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Gates-Crowley report

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the police sergeant who arrested him last July after a confrontation outside his home both missed opportunities to "ratchet down" the situation and end things more calmly, according to a review of the case released Wednesday.

The independent review said "misunderstandings and failed communications" and a "certain degree of fear" each man had for the other led to the six-minute dispute that ended with the renowned black scholar being arrested by a veteran white Cambridge police sergeant.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/30/us-gates-crowley-beer-summit-report.html#ixzz0sMMq7HNK