Starbucks has apologized into 2 Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and guaranteed an internal investigation after complaints from the sheriff the coffee merchant’s workers refused to serve the peace officers.
The alleged mistreatment of the deputies happened late Thursday night with an outpost of the coffee chain near UC Riverside. The officers, who had been in uniform, stood at the counter for around five minutes without even being served and finally chose to depart, according to announcements from Starbucks and societal networking articles by Sheriff Chad Bianco.
“There is just no explanation for the way two Riverside deputies have been dismissed for almost 5 minutes at our shop Thursday evening,” that a Starbucks spokesman said in an announcement. “We take complete responsibility for any accidental or deliberate disrespect shown to law authorities on whom we rely each day to maintain our communities and stores safe.”
” The Riverside episode marks the third time this season that Starbucks was accused of committing law enforcement officers. In July, six officers at Tempe, Ariz., said that a barista asked them to move away from a client who’d complained that their existence was making him worried. Starbucks consenting to the officers.
In November, a police leader in Oklahoma whined after a Starbucks worker labeled cups for many officers with the term”PIG.” Starbucks again apologized and fired the worker.
Bianco declared the former incidents Friday, composing on Twitter,”The anti authorities culture displayed by Starbucks workers must finish.”
Many posters indicated he was turning into a frequent frustration of contemporary American life — that the Starbucks line — to an incident of injustice against police officers.
Two of our deputies were denied service at Starbucks. The anti authorities culture displayed by Starbucks workers must finish. https://t.co/XXgjtJ9GcH
— Chad Bianco (@SheriffBianco) December 14, 2019
“Bad customer support or entitlement?” Asked one poster.
Bianco insisted that the officers were targeted, stating there were not any other clients waiting along with their repeated requests for assistance went unanswered.
“They weren’t served as they were uniform. Plain and simple,” he wrote.
Starbucks explained the workers in question wouldn’t return to work before the internal evaluation is complete and pledged to take”steps.”