Black people have had cops called on them for doing the most basic things, and even though so many of these calls were unnecessary, they haven’t stopped.
Just recently, Huntington Bank branch in Brooklyn, Ohio called the cops on Paul
According to Cleveland 19,
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As he got into his car, a squad car pulled up.
“I get in my truck and the squad car pull in front of me and he says get out the car,”
Apparently, the bank had called the police on him, claiming that the check was fraudulent and did not match the bank’s records, according to the 911 call report seen by Cleveland 19.
The police only released him minutes later after getting into contact with McCowns’ employer who confirmed the check was real and that
McCowns, who believed this branch of the bank racially profiled him, stated that he had cashed the check at a different branch without any problems.
The Huntington Bank has since offered an apology to McCowns, stating that following a series of fraudulent cases in the bank in the past months, the tellers were more vigilant.
“We sincerely apologize to
Mr.McCowns for this extremely unfortunate event. We accept responsibility for contacting the police as well as our own interactions with Mr.McCowns. Anyone who walks into a Huntington branch should feel welcomed. Regrettably, that did not occur in this instance and we are very sorry. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards in how we operate, hire and train colleagues, and interact with the communities we have the privilege of serving.”