CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Shopper Latoya Williams says she`s angry and frustrated. Her problems started after a trip to the St. Louis Premium Outlet Malls in Chesterfield last Friday. According to Williams she was having lunch with a friend and 12-year-old girl when she was suddenly surrounded by mall security and police. The 25-year-old claims she was accused of shoplifting from Carter`s, a store William`s says she never went to.
'I felt like I was being racially attacked because if it was anyone of another background they would give answers, details and surveillance. I didn`t get to see anything. All staff from the mall security and Chesterfield police department should have better training on how to treat people of different backgrounds.' said Williams
FOX 2 contacted Chesterfield police about the incident and officials say all of their officers go through sensitivity training. Officials also say internal affairs is investigating and talking to a veteran officer. The investigation should be done in 30 days. St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall representatives responded saying their security staff followed protocol. FOX 2 also made contact with Carter`s management on Wednesday and was told to expect a call back and so far no response.