Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams' ex-fiancé Dennis McKinley says he was handcuffed after he was accused of stealing a sandwich during a recent doctor's visit at the Emory hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dennis, 42, gave details about the racial profiling incident on Instagram.
"Yesterday I was accosted by a super aggressive Emory police officer who racially profiled me and falsely accused me of stealing a $4 sandwich. I had a receipt which could have easily ended her inquiry. There was a cashier that could have easily verified that I paid for everything I had. There were a number of easy resolutions that could have deescalated the unnecessary racial profiling and my detention by this officer," he wrote.
He continued, "Instead, this Emory police officer chose to abuse her power. She chose aggression over common sense. She put her hands on her weapon, she put her hands on me, she publicly humiliated me, falsely and wrongfully accused me of stealing a sandwich and placed me in handcuffs so tight that she caused injuries to both of my wrists. I was profiled. She was wrong. No apology. Just more vitriol - she blamed me for the entire situation. It was disgusting."
The businessman went on to reveal that he would be pursuing the incident further in the name of justice.
"I could have been the next hashtag because she was that aggressive. I went to see my doctor for a routine Dr. visit at Emory hospital. Stopped to grab a sandwich. And this is what happened. It happens to us everywhere, at any time, for any reason. I can’t let this go. This is not ok. I’ve retained counsel @miketsterling and @dreyer_sterling_llc. Now, we can add going to the doctor or buying a sandwhich while black to the list of things we cannot do," he concluded.
Emory Police Department confirmed the incident in a statement to Us Weekly but they made no apology for wrongdoing. "An Emory Police Department officer detained an individual suspected of not paying for an item. Once the officer learned the individual had purchased it, he was released," the statement read.