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Off-duty cop and apartment manager force ‘only black dude in pool’ to leave — even though he lives there

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An Indianapolis man said a woman confronted him at an apartment pool in a case of racial profiling.

Shane Holland was sitting at the pool Friday at River Crossing Apartments, where he lives, when a white woman demanded to know where he lives and asked him to leave, reported WRTV-TV.

“She didn’t introduce herself, she didn’t say hello,” said Holland, who is black. “She says, ‘Do you live here?’ I’m like, ‘Yes, I live here, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t live here.'”

The woman — who Holland later learned was an off-duty police officer — wasn’t satisfied and demanded to know exactly where he lives.

“I’m like, ‘I live over there, but if you’re asking me for my address, I mean, I don’t feel comfortable giving you my entire address without knowing who you are,'” Holland said.

Holland showed the woman his key fab, which he used to enter the pool area, and she grabbed it from his hand.

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The property manager eventually came outside and recognized Holland, but still asked him to leave the pool area.

“Honestly, I don’t want to jump to racism,” Holland said. “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.”

Holland, who recorded most of the encounter on his cell phone, said the woman never identified herself as a police officer — and he’d like an apology from her and the apartment management.

“If you need to have somebody make sure that it’s safe and make sure that there are not too many people that don’t live at the pool, I don’t mind that,” he said. “Just let me know that. I don’t think that they did that and I think that could have solved it.”

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