Two days ago, Camilla Hudson shared a video on Facebook of a CVS Health store manager in Chicago calling the police on her. His justification? He believed the coupon she was attempting to use was fake.
As of Monday, two employees of the store have been fired, according to CBS.
“We have completed our investigation, and as a result the two colleagues who were involved are no longer employed by CVS Health,” the company said in a statement. The company “does not tolerate any practice that discriminates against any customer.”
Hudson, 53, tried to use a coupon at the CVS in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago. When the coupon didn’t work, store manager Morry Matson called for another supervisor, who said that the coupon looked fraudulent. Matson then called the police, and Hudson recorded the exchange on her cellphone.
Hudson claims that Matson did not have “tremors of any kind” when he first started to help the woman. He did not begin shaking until he called the police.
According to Hudson, three officers responded to the call, and she spoke to them before she left. The Chicago Police Department said that officers responded to a call of “an assault in progress,” and that, according to the department’s statement, the police were told a “female was inside the store threatening the staff and refusing to leave.”
This wasn’t the only instance of racial profiling in a drug store over the weekend. On Saturday, a black man accused a New York City Duane Reade of profiling him when he realized that every aisle he walked down, an automated voice announced to employees that “customer service” was needed in that section.
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