“I don’t serve cops,” is the phrase one New York City Dunkin’ Donuts employees is accused of saying to a police officer.
It is quite a shame too. Starbucks is known to be an extremely liberal company, causing many people to start going to Dunkin’ for all their coffee fixes. So you can imagine the disappointment in learning that one of their employees, who will hopefully be an ex-employee could say that to an officer.
Fox News reports:
Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino is calling the discrimination “disgraceful,” saying Thursday that it should not go unattended, the Post reports.
In reaction to the incident, Palladino is calling for a boycott of the chain.
Palladino said, “I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores.”
He also believes the city’s political leaders are partly to blame for the incident, saying that they have “encouraged this type of behavior by constantly demonizing cops and pushing their decriminalization agenda. It’s time for the same politicians to step up, take some responsibility and condemn what occurred.”
Shortly after noon on Sunday, the two cops — plainclothes patrol officers assigned to the 73rd Precinct’s detective squad — entered Dunkin’ Donuts at 1993 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to get Baskin-Robbins.
The officers, dressed in suit pants, shirts and ties, with badges and pistols on their belts, waited in line to order. When they got to the counter, the store clerk ignored them and asked the customer behind them what he wanted. When the customer said the cops were there before him, the clerk replied, “Yeah, I know, but I don’t serve cops,” according to the Post.
The store manager where this allegedly happened is disrupting the issue. He claims that the officers went to the wrong counter to order. Instead of standing in the order line, they were in the “pick-up” line. He said, “You can see on the security tape: they stand here for five minutes, while other customers were being served. One customer even ordered ice cream, and they must’ve not liked that because they left the store.”
However, the manager (who remains anonymous) won’t turn the video over. Sounds fishy to me. The officer very well may have went up to the wrong counter. However, that does not dispute that the employee did not speak so disgustingly to the officer.
NBC News Radio tweeted a statement from DD on Thursday. It read:
“Dunkin’ Donuts is aware of the recent situation at a franchise in Brooklyn and we continue to monitor this matter. The franchisee who owns and operates this restaurant informed us immediately upon learning of this situation earlier this week, he contacted one of the police officers involved to personally apologize for any negative experience he may have had in his store. Dunkin’ Donuts has a long history of supporting local law enforcement and all those who do so much to ensure the safety of our neighborhoods and our country.”
The statement continued, “Our franchisees are committed to serving each and every guest with respect and courtesy. The franchisee of the Brooklyn restaurant is meeting with the police officer he spoke to earlier this week in person to hopefully bring this to a satisfactory conclusion for all involved.”