Statement by NAR President Charlie Oppler on Detainment of Eric Brown

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2021) – NAR President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement on the detainment of Eric Brown: "The detainment of Eric Brown, a Realtor® from Michigan, and his clients during a recent home showing was deeply disturbing. Brown, his client and his client's 15-year-old son – all of whom are Black – had guns drawn upon them by local police and were placed in handcuffs after neighbors reported a break in at the property. While, thankfully, neither Brown nor his clients were physically harmed in the incident, racial profiling – and the humiliation, indignity and trauma that comes with it – has no place in our country. NAR's top priority is the safety and well-being of all of our members as we work tirelessly each and every day to make the American Dream of owning a home a reality for all."

The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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