CVS apologizes after manager calls police on black woman over coupon

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CHICAGO, IL (WCMH) — CVS has apologized to a black woman after a white manager called the police on her for trying to use a coupon.

“CVS is actively investigating what happened and we will take any corrective action that is warranted based on the outcome of our investigation,” company spokesman Mike DeAngelis said in a statement. “The employees who were involved in the incident will not be working in the store pending the findings of our investigation.”

According to NBC News, Camilla Hudson went to the CVS last week and presented a coupon for a defective product to the pharmacy manager.

The manager then said he’d never seen a coupon like that before and believed it was a fraud.

“When I asked for his name and his title/role within the store, he became agitated and rude,” Hudson wrote on her Facebook page. “When I pulled out my phone to document what happened and exactly what he’d said to me (AND how he’d said it!) he turned his back and walked away from me.”

CVS said the employees involved in the incident won’t be working at that Chicago location pending the outcome of its internal investigation.

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