5/11/18

By: Erik Ortiz 

Source: NBC News 

Footage from Wall’s arrest has stirred complaints from both the local NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which noted in a statement that the incident comes after a case last month at another Waffle House, in Alabama, where a black customer, Chikesia Clemons, was arrested after a dispute over plastic cutlery. A video showed police throwing Clemons to the floor and inadvertently exposing her chest.

“We’re once again outraged by a video showing police officers using excessive force on an unarmed, nonviolent African-American Waffle House customer,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said in a statement. “Once again this incident was sparked when a Waffle House employee called the police after the patron allegedly complained about customer service. And once again the police responded with violence.”

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