Police release 911 call from Starbucks employee that led to arrests
PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - Philadelphia police have released a recording of the 911 call from the Starbucks employee that led to the arrest of two black men.
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In the recording, a woman is heard saying, "Hi, I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave." She gives the address of the Starbucks store, and the entire call lasts less than 30 seconds.
Starbucks said Tuesday that the employee who made the call no longer works at the store, but declined to give details.
In the communications between police and dispatch that were also released, someone refers to the situation as a "disturbance," and additional officers are sent.
The arrests led to protests as well as calls of boycotts. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson met with the men on Monday to apologize.