“We where approached because a white couple felt uncomfortable around me and my friend in the bank, this is how the police responded …” @darealbighomiee tweeted.
Both the man and his friend have been identified as Howard University students, Raw Story reported.
[tweet_box]Howard Univ. Students Handcuffed After Making White Customers “Uncomfortable” [/tweet_box]
Police released a statement on Tuesday, WJLA reports.
“The initial call was for a suspicious person, three subjects may be trying to rob people at the ATM,” Officer Sean Hickman of MPD said in a statement Tuesday.
“The location for the call was 6th St and Pennsylvania Ave SE. Officers in the area responded to the assignment. One individual fled on foot from the police, was chased, and then taken down. The individual resisted, and was handcuffed while resisting after he refused to stop. The person making the video was interfering with police, and was also detained while the incident was investigated. Neither individual was arrested.”
Today we we’re harassed and assaulted because ” someone felt uncomfortable around us ” in a bank . RETWEET ??pic.twitter.com/E2XZaOgJgM
— #justiceforjason (@darealbighomiee) October 13, 2015