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Police: Miami officer handcuffed African American doctor outside home

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 17:18:23-04

MIAMI (AP) — Miami's police chief says an internal investigation has been launched into why an African American doctor, known for testing the homeless for the coronavirus, was handcuffed outside his home by a police sergeant.

Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said in a video posted to social media Saturday that his agency doesn’t condone or accept profiling of any kind.

The chief made his remarks after video surfaced of Dr. Armen Henderson being handcuffed Friday outside his Miami home.

Henderson was unloading items from a van when the sergeant pulled up in his squad car, exchanged words with Henderson and then handcuffed him.