State officials have vetoed a request by police cadets to invite Sgt. James Crowley to be keynote speaker at their April graduation. Crowley gained notoriety after arresting a prominent black Harvard professor trying to get into his own house.

A story in the Boston Globe reports that the class of 54 cadets at the Randolph Regional Police Training Academy had voted to invite Sgt. Crowley to speak at their graduation, but state official vetoed the idea.