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Man Asked to Leave Own Pool Believes It Was Racial Profiling

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By    |   Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:18 PM

A man was asked to leave his own pool by an off-duty police officer and thinks he may have been racially profiled because he was the only black person at the pool.

Shayne Holland of Indianapolis was using the pool at the River Crossing at Keystone apartment complex on the city’s north side when the officer approached him, he told the Indianapolis Star.

The officer, who was not named, asked Holland whether he lived at the complex and asked for his address to confirm that he was allowed to be at the pool, the Star reported. Holland wouldn’t give the officer his address because he did not know her and she did not identify herself, he said. 

Holland did show the officer his complex-issued key and said she could test it as proof that he lived there, but she called the apartment office to confirm that he lived there, the Star reported. When the manager came, she confirmed that he lived there, but the officer still asked him to leave the pool because he wouldn’t answer her question about where he lived.

Holland recorded part of the incident on his cell phone, and it has since gone viral on Facebook.

“Honestly, I don’t want to jump to racism,” Holland told ABC 6. “I don’t want to say she just pointed me out because I’m the only black dude in the pool, but that was the case.”

The apartment manager has been put on administrative leave while the complex reviews the situation, HuffPost reported

Apartment complex managers Barrett & Stokely said the officer was at the pool that day because several nonresidents had used the pool earlier and refused to leave, the Star reported.

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