Black N.C. homeowner handcuffed after home alarm accidentally tripped

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they’re investigating the actions of officers who handcuffed a black man in his boxer shorts after his home burglar alarm was accidentally tripped.

ABC 11 reported Sunday that Kazeem Oyeneyin is seeking an apology for the Aug. 17 incident.

The 31-year-old said a friend stayed over and unknowingly tripped the alarm when he left. Oyeneyin disengaged the alarm and returned to bed.

Oyeneyin said he soon heard screaming. He grabbed his gun and encountered police downstairs. He complied with orders to drop his gun, for which he had a permit. He tried to explain that he had just spoken to the alarm company.

Oyeneyin believes he was handcuffed because of his skin color. Raleigh police said they’re investigating but have repeatedly failed to reach Oyeneyin to discuss the incident.

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