Black Yale student fell asleep in common area and white student called police

Black Yale student fell asleep in common area and white student called policeLolade Siyonbola, who is studying for a master’s degree in African studies, was asked for identification even after she used her key to unlock her bedroom during the encounter with three officers. Ms Siyonbola posted two videos of Monday’s encounter on her Facebook page, including part of a conversation with the white student who told her she was calling police after finding her on a sofa in the room at Yale’s hall of graduate studies on the New Haven campus. After questioning Ms Siyonbola for more than 15 minutes, police confirmed she was a Yale student who lived in the building and then left.



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