Woman Fired For Calling Police On Black Man Wearing Socks In Swimming Pool
Erica Walker, employed by Trilogy Residential Management, has been fired after calling the police on a black man wearing socks whilst in the swimming pool at the apartment complex she was employed at in Memphis, Tennessee.
Camry Porter, her boyfriend, and her two godchildren were at Riverset Apartments on July 4th when Walker told Porter that her boyfriend had to remove his socks. According to Walker, socks are not proper pool attire;
“And she was like, ‘Well, I’m the property manager,’ and she pointed at the rules. The rules say, ‘Proper pool attire.’ It doesn’t specify what proper pool attire is” Porter said.
Porter also added that Walker to her that hats were not proper pool attire either; despite there being many white people in and around the pool wearing hats. Porter believes that they were singled out because of their skin color, saying “It’s 25, 30-plus white people out here and you haven’t said anything. You’re partying with them! But when we come, it’s an issue.“
Walker called the police, and upon the police arriving at the scene Porter, her boyfriend, and their godchildren decided to leave. Walker has ssince been fired from her job with Trilogy Residential Management, and the company have released a statement saying that Walker would “never be employed by Trilogy Residential Management, LLC or any of its properties in the future.”