Versace VP Salehe Bembury says he was profiled by police for ‘shopping at store I work for’

Versace VP Salehe Bembury was asked to show his ID by two LAPD officers who said he was jaywalking

Versace VP Salehe Bembury was stopped by police in Beverly Hills at the very store he is employed and believes it was an instance of racial profiling.

Bembury is the vice president of Sneakers and Men’s Footwear at Versace but two police officers stopped him as he left the brand’s retail store on Thursday. He uploaded footage of the incident to Instagram and captioned it “BEVERLY HILLS WHILE BLACK. I’M OK, MY SPIRIT IS NOT.”

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Salehe Bembury and Kerby Jean-Raymond attend the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
Salehe Bembury and Kerby Jean-Raymond attend the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

He declared officers were searching him for “shopping

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