A Yale spokeswoman said the officials followed the procedures, but Kimberly M. Goff-Crews, the university's vice president for student life, said in an e-mail to the students that she was "deeply disturbed by the episode." ". On Thursday, Yale pointed out that officers had told the caller that this was not a police matter.
Three teenagers looking for last-minute deals at a prom party were followed by Nordstrom Rack employees in the suburb of St. Louis in May 3. When they left the store for the items they bought, they were picked up by the police received outside. The officers let them go after looking at their receipts and their bags and their car.
Three black people loaded suitcases in their car after being at an Airbnb in Rialto, California, on April 30, but they were stopped by the police after a neighbor had considered them intruders. They were interrogated by officers when a helicopter flew over them.
The tenants sued the Rialto Police Department, which said in a statement that "self-assured officers treated the people involved with dignity, respect, and professionalism," Airbnb said the guests' treatment was "unreasonable."
Everyday mistrust is not confined to African Americans. Other people of color face increased control. On April 30, two Native American brothers traveled to Colorado State University when a parent reported them to the campus police. They said their behavior and their T-shirts are suspicious. The officers pulled her aside and questioned her for about four minutes before releasing her to join the tour, but the leader had already moved on.
The University said it was "sad and frustrating from almost every angle" and offered to reimburse the prospective for the trip and return it as a VIP
An owner and employee of the Grandview Golf Club in Dover Township , Pennsylvania, called the police to a group of black women who played too slowly on April 21st. Officers left the golf course after "quickly deciding that this was not a police problem," said Mark L. Bentzel, chief of the Northern York County Regional Police Department.