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A Black doctor, who is best known for testing homeless people for COVID-19 in Miami, was handcuffed outside his house and charged with trash dumping.

Dr. Armen Henderson spoke out about the racial profiling incident that occurred on Friday, April 10. Henderson says he was unloading supplies outside his home when Miami cops rolled up.

Henderson, an internist at the University of Miami Health System, wrote about the incident on Facebook on Saturday.

"The Miami Police Department has officers trying to cuff me for unloading boxes of tents in front of my own damn house. Tents I was going to take to the houseless," he wrote.

"No mask, all up in my face, pointing fingers trying to intimidate me like I was his child," Henderson wrote.

"If was a fairer-skin person or a white person, just doing the same thing, I don't believe he would've stopped me," Henderson told CNN.

"It was the nature of the stop that really concerned me."

Henderson said he was cuffed when he asked the officer for his ID.

Henderson called out to his wife who was standing on the front porch with their two children.

"All of a sudden, he's got his finger all up in my face, he's pointing at me, yelling at me, saying, 'You're going to call me sir, call me sergeant.' It was very humiliating."

Henderson said the cop told his wife he was being arrested because of his attitude. Henderson then said the cop removed the handcuffs and drove off.

Henderson said he wanted an apology from the cop.

Chief of Police Jorge Colina released a video statement after Henderson's story went viral.

"The City of Miami Police Department does not condone or accept profiling of any kind," Colina said. "We've been made aware of a video that's been circulating of an encounter that occurred on Friday on April the 10. This encounter involves a City of Miami Police Sergeant, who stops outside of a resident’s home."

Colina stated "We have had a litany of complaints pertaining to illegal dumping."

He said the cop observed a cargo van parked in front of the house, "where there appears to be trash that's being offloaded. That's the genesis of the stop."

Colina said Henderson's complaint will be investigated.
 

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A case of Driving While Black has social media up in arms, after a cop interrogated a driver, then gave him a warning ticket for driving 5 miles under the posted speed limit.

The driver of a rental car wrote about his encounter with a Sampson County police officer last week. The officer cited the man for driving 65 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. The excuse the cop gave was that the motorist was driving suspiciously under the speed limit.

The man said the cop tailed him "for 10 minutes without committing one single traffic violation. No missed signal, no following too closely.”

The driver recorded the incident on his cell phone and uploaded the footage to Facebook.com.

"While it is ever so important to celebrate and uplift our heritage and progress in America with regard to racial disparities, we must always continue to challenge racial injustice, inequalities, and discrimination to show true honor to those that gave tirelessly to the cause both negro and other," he wrote.

The man said he manages several branches for his company, a job that requires him to "make use of these roadways for express transitions both to and from. However I do not feel safe nor comfortable after this obvious misuse of power. Civil servants must remember [their] primary function is to serve and protect, and this officer has clearly lost sight of what that truly is."

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