In this video, a black man complains that a cop followed him into the Walmart in Wood River, Illinois, demanded he and a friend remove their coronavirus masks, then ordered them to leave the store.
Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells on Tuesday said the department will conduct an internal investigation involving an incident last month in which two men in surgical masks say they were racially profiled by a police officer who approached them in Walmart.
One of the men, Jermon Best, of Belleville, took cellphone video of the exchange as the officer followed the men out of the store, and posted it to social media.
Wells says the officer felt the men were acting suspicious.
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