Starbucks Apologizes After Two Black Men Arrested While Waiting for Friend in Philadelphia Store-teaser
Two black men were arrested in a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 12 for refusing to leave the store while waiting on a friend. The men had allegedly not purchased anything and tried to use the restroom.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said in an on-camera statement that officers were called to the scene for a trespassing complaint by an employee who had asked the men to leave. Ross said the men were “asked politely” and refused multiple times, leading to their arrest.
Starbucks released a statement on April 14 apologizing to the two men who were arrested.
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