Police Defend Black Real Estate Investor After Woman Calls 911

Police officers in Tennessee defended a black real estate investor after a white woman called 911 on him.

Michael Hayes is a real estate investor who was visiting Memphis to look at homes.

“I was at a house I had under contract to do an inspection, get some pictures,” Hayes told WMC.

Hayes owns his own company called Hayes Investment Deals.

He was pulling boards off of the windows when a neighbor came outside and asked what he was doing. He showed her his sign in the front yard and told her he had the paperwork.

But the neighbor, Tiffany Albert, wasn’t satisfied with the explanation and called the police.

“She was saying things like I have no right to be there,” Hayes said. “What am I doing in the neighborhood. Get your sign and go.”

When the officers arrived, though, they defended Hayes.

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