Philadelphia Police Launch Internal Investigation After Arrest At Starbucks
Imagine sitting in a public place waiting for some friends or colleagues to arrive when all of the sudden you get arrested for doing absolutely nothing. That’s what happened to two African American men in Starbucks on Thursday (April 12) which sparked outrage.
ABC 11 reports, the video which has now gone viral with over 2 million views shows 6 police men escorting 2 African American men out of the coffee shop and have customers wondering what did they do wrong.
As they were being escorted out you can hear their friend asking the officers:
What did they get called for? Because two black guys sitting here meeting me? Tell me, what did they do?
Then you can hear another customer say:
They didn’t do anything; I saw the entire thing.
Starbucks has issued a statement saying they are reviewing the incident with their partners and law enforcement to determine what took place.
We’re reviewing the incident with our partners, law enforcement and customers to determine what took place and led to this unfortunate result.
The Philadelphia Police also released a statement saying they are aware of the situation and conducting an internal investigation.