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US Starbucks CEO wants to meet black men arrested in cafe, apologize

19:51  16 april  2018
19:51  16 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Police chief: Officers did nothing wrong in Starbucks arrest

  Police chief: Officers did nothing wrong in Starbucks arrest Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending his officers' decision to arrest two black men at a Starbucks that prompted accusations of racism and an apology from the company. Videos posted online show officers handcuffing the men Thursday. Commissioner Richard Ross says Starbucks employees called police to say the men were trespassing. He says they came in to use the restroom but were denied because they hadn't bought anything. Ross says police asked the men to leave three times.Videos posted online show officers handcuffing the men in the downtown establishment on Thursday. A white man in the video is heard saying he was meeting with the men and calls the arrest "ridiculous.

On Monday, Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for the incident, which has sparked accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain.

a group of people standing in front of a brick building: Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia © REUTERS/Mark Makela Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for the incident, which has sparked accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain.

The men, who had not made a purchase, were handcuffed and arrested for trespassing on Thursday after a store manager called 911 and reported them. Witnesses said the men were calmly sitting in the cafe and in a widely viewed video, some patrons asked police whether they were targeted because they are black.

Protests follow outrage after two black men arrested at Philly Starbucks

  Protests follow outrage after two black men arrested at Philly Starbucks "This is a Starbucks. Since when are people asked to leave a Starbucks who are just sitting there?"Protesters gathered at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Sunday and planned to regroup again on Monday morning after two black men were arrested there last week when they allegedly refused to leave.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for the incident, which has sparked accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain.

On Monday, Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson hopes to meet with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week to apologize for

Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S., April 16, 2018. © Mark Makela/Reuters Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S., April 16, 2018. Police released the men, who were not charged.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome in our store on Thursday were reprehensible ... they were wrong," Johnson told ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, amid protests at the Philadelphia store and calls for a boycott on social media.

The incident, roughly a year after Johnson took the helm at Starbucks, comes at a time when the company is grappling with flat traffic and lackluster sales growth at its more than 14,000 US cafes. 

Johnson, who was interviewed from Philadelphia, said it was "completely inappropriate to engage the police." He said a disciplinary review was underway and added that Starbucks would conduct training to prevent unconscious bias.

Protesters pack into Philadelphia Starbucks after controversial arrest, chant store is 'anti-black'

  Protesters pack into Philadelphia Starbucks after controversial arrest, chant store is 'anti-black' Protesters on Monday packed a Philadelphia Starbucks – the site where two black men were arrested after store employees called police to say they were trespassing, sparking a days-long controversy. More than two dozen protesters crowded the store and chanted “Starbucks coffee is anti-black.”“This is what systemic white supremacy looks like," one protester said into a microphone.A Starbucks regional manager told FOX29 Philadelphia the protesters could remain in the store as long as the demonstrations remained peaceful. © FoxNews.

Two black men were arrested on suspicion of trespassing in a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday. The police commissioner defended the actions of his officers , but Starbucks apologized .CreditMelissa DePino, via twitter. “Because there are two black guys sitting here meeting me?”

Related: Cafe shut down after protesters enter, chanting, ' Starbucks coffee is anti- black !' He said the company wanted to "express our deepest apologies to the two men who were arrested with a goal of Related: A video of black men being arrested at Starbucks . Three very different reactions.

Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia © REUTERS/Mark Makela Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia

In a "mutual" decision, the manager who reported the men to police has left the company, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Representatives from Starbucks did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Lawyers for the two men could not be immediately reached.

(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Susan Thomas)

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