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Over the weekend, a video went viral on social media of a black woman in Chicago who had to cops called on her by a CVS employee after she attempted to use a manufacture coupon that the managers had allegedly never seen before. Meaning, they assumed it was a fake coupon, and called police.
Camilla Hudson posted her experience on Facebook, along with a video, and a picture of the coupon she attempted to use. According to the Chicago Sun Times, CVS has issued an apology,
We sincerely apologize to Ms. Hudson for her experience in one of our stores. Our Region Director in Chicago contacted Ms. Hudson as soon as we were made aware of this incident. CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again.
CVS Pharmacy does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores. We have firm non-discrimination policies in place to help ensure that all customers are treated with respect and dignity. Profiling or any other type of discriminatory behavior is strictly prohibited.
Written by Clarke Jones