This Black family is planning to sue an airline company after they wrongly accused them of human trafficking of their White adoptive daughter. Bailey, 21 says that she feels like a victim of racial profiling, and says had the races been reversed in the situation no one would have batted an eyelash.
Lakeyjanay Bailey – a 21-year-old Black woman from Colorado was traveling with her adoptive White sister Olivia from Denver to Texas when she was confronted by the police officials and held back at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and asked about how they were related.
The Frontier airlines raised their possible concern of 4-year old Olivia being a victim of human trafficking.
As soon as the flight landed at DFW, authorities were waiting for the pair inside the gate.
"There were two police officers, and they came up to me and said, 'Is it okay if we talk to you?'"
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One of the officers turned to Olivia and asked her how she was related to Bailey and then proceeded to ask Bailey's mother how she was related to the child.
Officers continued to interrogate the mom and the social service worker worked on gathering information to confirm the relationship between the siblings.
The officers followed Bailey and her sister to the baggage section to meet with the person who was coming to pick them up from the airport.
According to a DFW Department of Public Safety incident report, the officers apparently had responded to a request from Frontier Airlines asking for law enforcement to meet Bailey and her sister at the gate due to a passenger being concerned about a possible "human trafficking incident involving a female born in 2001 who was traveling with a female born in 2017."
That's awful. Sorry they disrespectd this young lady. I agree, if the races were reversed, nobody would've batted an eyelash