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Former MLBer Accuses West Hartford Police of Racial Profiling

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Doug Glanville with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Doug Glanville with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ A Former Major League Baseball player is calling out West Hartford police, accusing them of racial profiling.

Doug Glanville is now a baseball analyst for ESPN, living in Hartford, a block from the West Hartford line.

In a column Monday on TheAtlantic.com he says over the winter, while shoveling his driveway, he was approached by a West Hartford police officer – who has no jurisdiction in the Capitol City – and for no reason asked if he was trying to earn extra money shoveling driveways.

The well-off Glanville said it was his home and the officer left.

West Hartford police say they were investigating complaints about a man going door-to-door offering shoveling services – which is prohibited in West Hartford.

The town has responded, apologizing to Glanville, saying the officer should have explained himself further and been more engaging.

Police spoke with him about his behavior. The original man being sought was found and issued a verbal warning.

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