A Vandergrift police officer was suspended after footage shows him confronting a black man and not telling him why.
Marcus Townsend, the man who was confronted by the officer Saturday morning inside G & G Restaurant, said he believes he was racially profiled.
Townsend said he eats breakfast at G & G restaurant quite frequently. He was there Saturday morning with his girlfriend and service dog, but said things took a turn when police showed up.
The incident started as a 911 call for a “man smoking marijuana” outside the restaurant just before 8 a.m. Vandergrift’s police chief, Joseph Caporali, said because it doesn’t appear that any “criminal activity occurred on the part of the officer,” this is being handled internally.