NEEDHAM, Mass. — Needham police Chief John Schlittler is among a group of town officers accused of racial profiling, lawyers from the Boston-based firm Lawyers for Civil Rights said Tuesday. In documents shared with the Needham Times, Marvin Henry's attorneys say Schlittler and three officers handcuffed him after he purchased cough drops and an iced tea at CVS during his lunch break on Jan. 25. Henry, a Black father of four, works as a massage therapist at Massage Envy in Needham and drives for the ride-share company, Lyft. The attorneys said the incident was a violation of Henry's Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure. "He had walked to his minivan and put his CVS bag and lunch order in his vehicle when he was confronted by four police officers, one who yelled, 'Hey you, come here!'" the letter to Schlittle said. "Mr. Henry believes you were present as well as an [another officer]." The Needham Police Department referred all comments to the town’s public information officer, Cyndi Roy Gonzalez. "Given current tensions and heightened awareness around issues of race and discrimination and policing, it is particularly imperative that we fully understand the facts before coming to any conclusions," the statement said. "The town will conduct a thorough investigation into this matter and asks that the community withhold judgment until that investigation is complete." Gonzales said the town determined the police chief was not at the scene during the incident. "Given the magnitude of what is alleged to have occurred, it is critical that the record be corrected to reflect that fact," the statement said. "The town takes seriously all allegations contained in the letter." According to the attorney’s letter, the officers detained Henry for more than a half-hour, suspecting him of shoplifting. The attorneys said Henry asked officers to allow him to use his email to prove the CVS purchase. Henry's vehicle was searched with his consent, and the handcuffs were reportedly removed when the officers found nothing. According to Henry's lawyers, he was told he would receive a summons in the mail but more than six months later, none arrived. Henry's attorneys said the police department denied a public records request asking for all surveillance video obtained during the officer’s investigation into Henry’s CVS purchase. The Needham Times reports Henry’s attorneys are asking Schlittler to investigate the allegations and share all existing documentation of the incident. They are also seeking an apology from the department to Henry, something one of the officers allegedly promised if surveillance footage obtained from CVS showed Henry did not steal.