A Black Colorado man was cleaning his yard when he was confronted by police who saw his behavior as suspicious.
According to the Daily Camera, on Friday, a Boulder police officer saw the man sitting on a patio in an area that had a “private property” sign. The police officer then asked the man if he had a right to be there.
The man told the officer that he lived and worked in the building and provided the officer with his school ID card, but the officer still called for back up.
The officer claimed that the man who had already given the officer his name and his identification wasn’t being compliant when he was asked to drop his trash grabber and his bucket.
“I live here,” the man can be heard saying in the a video of the incident which was posted to social media. “I am picking up garbage from my (expletive) porch.”
An officer can be heard asking the man to “put the object down,” while the man replies “don’t (expletive) tell me what to do,” and says, “I have a right to be doing this,” The Daily Camera reports.
A person can be heard saying that eight cops eventually showed up some of the officers had their guns drawn.
Police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh told the Daily Camera that they weren’t providing additional details but they did announce Monday that police are “launching an internal affairs investigation into the call and the response, which is expected to take 60 to 90 days.”
The White Woman Who Called Police At A Black BBQ Has Become The Greatest Meme Of All Time
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That’s the park the white woman called the cops on the dude that was bbqing. This is the response to her calling the police. This will be our new tactic pic.twitter.com/FfOrW4cA5P— Ron J (The Buzz Report) (@RonJ_BuzzReport) May 11, 2018
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No chill. None at all. These Internets.... “There are a lot of black people over here getting down. Yes...funky...all the way down. Can you send the police over right away?” 😂😂😂😂😂 #canwelive #livingwhileblack pic.twitter.com/3ofbhVMUbG— Alfred Edmond Jr (@AlfredEdmondJr) May 14, 2018
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LWB - "Living While Black". You can't barbecue, take a nap, eat at a restaurant, use the restroom like other people, smile, laugh, or walk down the street if you don't have the "complexion for the protection" in the good ole U.S. of A... #LWB #LivingWhileBlack #BlackTwitter pic.twitter.com/O8eAlWyPvq— Mr. Blaktastic (@MrBlaktastic) May 11, 2018
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White Woman Who Called Cops on a Black BBQ in Oakland is Now a Meme— StrictlyChristo2 (@christoq) May 15, 2018
She called the police on two black men barbecuing along Lake Merritt, became the subject of a now-viral video and is now proliferating social media as a meme. pic.twitter.com/aWxwdG24Qr
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