Protesters gathered at a Popeyes restaurant in Prince George County, Md., Following a fight, which was filmed, between a security guard and a woman taking an order.
This @PopeyesChicken is closed for today! Company, we would like to know the franchise owner of this location to make sure they understand that people with guns are not protecting black people. The police shouldn’t be protecting the chicken. FIRE Darrell Marca Poston! #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/qXgnTzzil7
– Black Lives Matter DC (@DMVBlackLives) 7 septembre 2020
The meeting between the security guard and the woman took place on Saturday.
NBC Washington identifies the delivery guy as Stephanie Samuels and keeps him as Darrell Poston.
The woman attempted to leave the restaurant through a different door than the one the security guard wanted her to use in accordance with the restaurant’s coronavirus protocols; and when she refused, she told NBC Washington that the guard attacked her.
The woman said she was “beaten, handcuffed and smeared”. Video shows the officer putting his hands on the woman, who instructed diners to call 911. The guard took something out of his pocket and shook it.
The video does not show what he did with the item, but a comment can be heard on the video of a person saying, “He definitely smeared it. ”
Popeyes issued a statement on the incident.
“We do not tolerate violence in our restaurants and will always act quickly to deal with it. We have reviewed the available facts with our franchisee and are very concerned about the apparent aggressive actions of the police officer outside of the department involved. We will cooperate fully with the local police department and hope that action needs to be taken. “
The woman said the man had not been arrested. NBC Washington reported that police are looking for additional tapes of what happened.
Court records show the woman filed a criminal complaint against the security guard.
Below is the area where this happened.
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