‘Shopping while Black’: Walmart ordered to pay Portland area man $4.4M for summoning police on bogus charges

A Multnomah County jury has slapped Walmart with £4.4 million in damages after a Portland area man[1] said in a lawsuit that a theft prevention employee racially profiled him for “shopping while Black” and tried to have him jailed on bogus charges.

Michael Mangum said he felt “disrespected and embarrassed” after a worker at the Wood Village Walmart began watching him, then summoned police and falsely claimed Mangum had threatened to smack him in the face.

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