My name is Roosevelt Mcclary elected Secretary of Broward Teacher Union who’s running for Lauderdale Lakes City Commission, Seat 1. During my break time, I decided to knock on doors to inform residents about my candidacy. 20 minutes of knocking on doors Broward County Sheriff officer pull up on me and tells me to get on the ground while I was talking to a resident at their home. The BSO inform me that I fit the description of a phone call from a resident that a black male with khaki pants and white shirt trying to break in their home then to the point of the black male walking into their living room. This is extreme radical profiling and false reporting by this resident by the way who wasn’t home at the time of their claim incident. I will seek justice to make sure this person who made this false report receive consequences.Posted by Roosevelt Mcclary on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Officers could be heard getting agitated when McClary accused them of discrimination, insisting that they were just doing their job to make sure that everything checked out. “You act like I came to you and I’m cussing you. All I did was ask you can you please sit down, you match the description,” a deputy could be heard saying. “I understand you’re doing your job,” McClary responds. But McClary was left in disbelief when he saw a police helicopter fly overhead. “I hope that’s not for me is it?” he asks before laughing. “Are you serious?” The officers explain that this was in response to the possible home invasion. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright also said that the situation was handed properly. “Mr. McClary was not mistreated. The deputies took great care explaining to him what was going on,” she said. However, McClary still believes what happened to him was over the top and wants to pursue charges against Guevara for making a false police report. Apparently in an incident report of the situation, Guevara claimed that her security contractor had told her that the suspect had been inside her living room. Guevara denied that claim, saying that she never mentioned anything about an intruder in her living room, she also says she does not regret calling the police, noting that she has a 12-year-old son, and that her home had been burglarized of nearly $30,000 in property in the past.
“He could have been white, green, black. I don’t care,” she insisted. “I don’t care who you are. If you’re on my property and my alarm goes off, I’m calling the police.”