AceShowbiz - Porsha Williams's alleged ex-fiance Dennis McKinley recently had a brush with the law. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star's ex was reportedly arrested on Saturday, July 27 for stealing sandwich after a doctor visit in Atlanta.
The businessman was allegedly handcuffed by two police officers, who "falsely accused" him of stealing a $4 sandwich. Definitely pissed, Dennis took to his Instagram account to share a video and photos of the unpleasant encounter and claimed that he had fallen victim of a racial profiling.
"Yesterday I was accosted by a super aggressive Emory police officer #BethWalsh badge #215 who racially profiled me and falsely accused me of stealing a $4 sandwich," he began writing in his post. "I had a receipt which could have easily ended her inquiry. There was a cashier that could have easily verified that I paid for everything I had."
"There were a number of easy resolutions that could have deescalated the unnecessary racial profiling and my detention by this officer. Instead, this Emory police officer chose to abuse her power. She chose aggression over common sense. She put her hands on her weapon, she put her hands on me, she publicly humiliated me, falsely and wrongfully accused me of stealing a sandwich and placed me in handcuffs so tight that she caused injuries to both of my wrists. I was profiled," he continued recalling the story.
"She was wrong. No apology. Just more vitriol - she blamed me for the entire situation. It was disgusting. I could have been the next hashtag because she was that aggressive. I went to see my doctor for a routine dr visit at @emoryhealthcare Emory hospital. Stopped to grab a sandwich," he added. "And this is what happened. It happens to us everywhere, at any time, for any reason. I can't let this go. This is not ok. I've retained counsel @miketsterling and @dreyer_sterling_llc. Now, we can add going to the doctor or buying a sandwhich while black to the list of things we cannot do."
Emory University Police Department later released a statement which read, "An Emory Police Department officer detained an individual suspected of not paying for an item. Once the officer learned the individual had purchased it, he was released."
Responding to the police's statement, Dennis wrote in another post, "Emory's response is clearly the response of privilege. The privilege of someone completely out of touch with the reality of what that harrowing experience was like for Dennis. It is a response that does not recognize the pain and anguish of being profiled, despite your personal accomplishments and standing in society; they don't understand what it's like to be viewed as a criminal for no reason at all, except how you look; they don't understand what it's like to be falsely accused of something you did not do; publicly humiliated for no reason at all; handcuffed like a criminal; detained without provocation; and completely frightened to death that you could be shot by an overly aggressive police officer over a $4 sandwich.
"Concluding his message, Dennis said, "Are you kidding me Emory. This type of indifference by Emory just made the experience all the more painful. This is shameful."