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Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Dec 05 00:58

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ Advocates have filed a complaint in New Mexico on behalf of a college student who says a convenience store employee called police on him for ``being arrogant because he's black.''

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico this week filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau on behalf of Jordan McDowell, an African American university student from New Orleans, following an August episode at a Santa Fe Allsup's convenience store.

According to the complaint, McDowell, a pre-med student at Xavier University in New Orleans, drew attention from an employee at the Allsup's Convenience Store. The complaints say the employee felt McDowell was being ``suspicious and sneaky.''

After McDowell confronted the employee, the complaint says the employee called 911. No one was arrested.

The Clovis, New Mexico-based Allsup's did not immediately return phone messages.

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