July 27th, 2009
12:11 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama to meet this week with professor, officer

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/07/22/harvard.gates.interview/art.gates.demotix.jpg caption=" Professor Gates was arrested at his home in Massachusetts on a charge of disorderly conduct."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet this week with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer who arrested him for disorderly conduct, James Crowley, the White House said Monday.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs did not say which day the three men will get together at the White House.

UPDATE: The White House has revealed what beer will be served at the much-anticipated meeting later this week: Bud for the president and Blue Moon for Crowley. The Boston Globe reports Gates likes Red Stripe and Beck's.

–CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux contributed to this report.

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soundoff (313 Responses)
  1. Librarian

    #1 : being obnoxious is NOT a crime
    #2 : No one should be arrested for no reason, in HIS OWN HOME
    #3 : Charges were dropped and for good reason !

    July 27, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Michael

    Isn't it also a telling sign that both Al Sharpton and Jessse Jackson have not touched this with a 10 foot pole??? Seems to me that those two media hounds would be all over this.

    July 27, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
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