Dr Armen Henderson Bio, Wiki
Dr Amrmen Henderson is an African-American doctor named Armen Henderson who says he was handcuffed by police outside his own home in Miami, Florida while he was unloading boxes of tents to help the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Health. Health Care Administration/ Management from the Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management from 2012 to 2014 as per his Linkedln.
Prior to he went to Meharry Medical College for Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from 2009 to 2014 and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania for a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry from 2003 to 2008.
Dr Armen Henderson know for testing the homeless
Henderson is a doctor “known for testing the homeless for the coronavirus” and works for the “University of Miami Health System.” That website says he did his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and received a medical degree from Meharry Medical College.
According to the Miami Herald, Henderson was recently highlighted in the newspaper for his work to help the homeless deal with COVID-19. He told the newspaper he was handcuffed “when he didn’t show him (the unnamed officer) identification and turned back toward his van.”
The Miami Officers Cuffed Him in what looks like Racial Profiling
On April 11th, 2020, Henderson wrote his story on Facebook. “The Miami Police Department has officers trying to cuff me for unloading boxes of tents in front of my own damn house. Tents I was going to take to the houseless,” he wrote. “No mask all up in my face pointing fingers trying to intimidate me like I was his child. Like it’s business as usual.”
Miami Police Responded to the Incident
Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina posted a video response on Facebook, which you can see above. The chief of police said, “The city of Miami Police Department does not condone or accept profiling of any kind.”
He said the incident in question unfolded on Friday, April 10, 2020, and “involves the city of Miami police Sergeant who stops in front of a home.” The chief said people have asked, “Why did this encounter occur?”
The police chief further said he wanted to offer this context: “We have had a litany of complaints pertaining to illegal dumping… the commissioner from that area has received many complaints as well from constituents. There is a cargo van parked in front of that home where there appears to be trash that is being offloaded. That is the genesis of the stop.”