CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon

Lloyd Doyle
July 17, 2018

A manager at the 6150 N. Broadway CVS Pharmacy is in hot water after calling the police on a black woman who he accused of using a counterfeit coupon.

Hudson said that she stayed at the store until three officers arrived, and she spoke to them before leaving.

At the end of the video, Matson tells police that Hudson is an African-American woman, to which Hudson responds: "I'm not African-American, I'm black". Officers did not generate a police report and "peace was restored", the spokesperson said.

A CVS spokesman said a regional director contacted Hudson as soon as the company became aware of the incident.

"As a woman, as a black woman, as a native Chicagoan, I'm just exhausted of it", Hudson told Block Club. According to his aldermanic campaign website, he was a state delegate for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election and is president of the Log Cabin Republicans of IL, a group advocating for LGBTQ conservatives.

During the phone call, Hudson took out her cell phone and started recording the event.

Hudson was able to get the second call on tape, which she later posted to her Facebook. The conservative is now running for the 48th Ward council seat and serves as the president of the Log Cabin Republicans of IL, a GOP group that supports LGBTQ rights.

Camilla Hudson said she was trying to use a manufacturer's coupon at a local CVS Friday evening when the manager, identified as Morry Matson, said he had never seen a coupon like that before and claimed it was a fake. She posted the interaction with Matson on Facebook as he called police.

And past year at O'Hare International Airport, a video of a United Airlines passenger who refused to give up his seat quickly went viral worldwide, prompting a public relations crisis for the Chicago-based airline that resulted in legislative hearings, policy changes and employee training. The company says it doesn't tolerate discrimination against customers and that it's investigating the matter. "CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again". "Profiling or any other type of discriminatory behavior is strictly prohibited." .

CVS is now apologizing for the incident and to Hudson.

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