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A Black Army officer is pursuing legal action after a Louisiana casino employee denied her entry

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A Black Army officer says she was ‘profiled’ when she was denied entry into a Louisiana casino after her military ID was discredited by an employee

A Black Army officer is pursuing legal action after a Louisiana casino employee denied her entry.

Deja Harrison told Insider the Harrah’s New Orleans employee claimed she wasn’t the person on her valid military ID.

For Deja Harrison, a visit to a Louisiana casino earlier this month escalated when she said an employee denied her access to the establishment, stating she is not the person shown on her military ID. Now, the 23-year-old US Army second lieutenant is pursuing legal action.

The incident occurred on Oct. 5, when Harrison and her stepbrother decided to go to Harrah’s New Orleans to celebrate his birthday, as NewsNation Now reported.

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When the electronic scanner at the casino failed to read her state diver’s license, she showed the guard her military ID for entry, Harrison told Insider on Wednesday.

When my driver’s license didn’t scan…I offered them my military ID so he could examine it,” Harrison said. “He immediately looked at my rank, and he was like, ‘this ID is fake. This isn’t you, and there’s no way possible that you made this rank in a short period of time.'”

Harrison, a recent graduate of Grambling State University, said the employee’s remarks were hard to hear especially after her efforts during the summer.

“I just commissioned the summer. I just came from a 38-day training, sleepless nights, 16-hour days, walking 12 miles a day with heavy equipment on, and I was just like, ‘wow, this man is telling me I didn’t do this,'” she added. “I’ve worked so hard to be in the military and to be where I am now.”

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