Bloomington Transit fires employee who called police on Black Lives Matter member

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 23:53:11-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An employee with Bloomington Transit was fired after an incident earlier this month where she called the police on a man and accused him of stealing a bus pass shortly after he bought a ticket.

Vauhxx Booker, a leader of Black Lives Matter in Bloomington, said an employee of Bloomington Transit sold him the pass, then could not find proof of the transaction and called the police.

Brooker filmed the interaction

Bloomington Police showed up but made no arrests.

Mary Catherine Carmichael, Director of Community Engagement for the city of Bloomington says that employee has been terminated. 

Carmichael says the employee's name is not being released at the request of Brooker, who says he does not want to cause her harm in her search for future employment. 

Bloomington city officials met earlier this month with Booker to discuss way to prevent these types of situations from happening again. You can watch that meeting below. 

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