The police said nothing was wrong, but said they wanted to question Mary and Moira, says the mother.
“They said they were here because my daughter and I were reported for suspicious behavior, acting suspiciously before boarding and during boarding,” she said.
“I picked up my phone and immediately started recording. I told (the policeman) who we were and that my daughter was crying because she had lost a family member,” says Mary.
According to a Denver police report, “Mother and daughter were found not guilty.”
The report also noted that officers were responding to “possible human trafficking reported by a SouthWest flight attendant,” but Mary says she only discovered two weeks later that she was suspected of human trafficking.
“I got a call from the Denver police human trafficking unit that they were following the incident,” she told CNN.
A CNN contacted the Denver Police Department on Sunday afternoon about Mary’s complaint, but received no response.
The mother accuses Southwest Airlines of racial discrimination. She says she has hired a lawyer and wants the airline to be held “fully responsible”.
“I gave the airline enough time to contact me and apologize – more than two weeks later, I still haven’t received anything more than two short automatic responses. The time for an apology has passed,” said Mary.
In her email to Southwest’s media team, the mother said she wanted a written apology from the airline, immediate refund of the full fare, and “additional compensation to explain the trauma inflicted on an innocent family , especially to ten mourners. one year old black girl. ”
Southwest Airlines said it is “dismayed” by the report and has plans to contact her.
“We are conducting a situation review internally and will contact the customer to address their concerns and offer our apologies for their experience traveling with us. Our employees undergo robust training on human trafficking. Above all, Southwest Airlines prides itself on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for the millions of customers who travel with us each year,” said Southwest Airlines Spokesperson Dan Landson in a statement to CNN, not Sunday (7).
“If it were a white child, there would be no raised eyebrow,” MacCarthy’s attorney, David Lane, told CNN.
Reference: CNN Brasil