15 Apr '18, 6am

Starbucks chief executive apologizes for arrests of two black men

REUTERS: Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson apologized late on Saturday for the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop last week, which sparked accusations of racial profiling. Promising to make everything right, Johnson promised a thorough investigation of the incident caught on video by a patron Thursday and shared widely online. The men were accused of trespassing but have said they were waiting for a friend before ordering. "The video shot by customers is very hard to watch and the actions in it are not representative of our Starbucks mission and values," Johnson said in a statement. He added, "The basis for the call to the Philadelphia police department was wrong." Philadelphia's police commissioner on Saturday defended the arrest, saying his officers had to act after Starbucks employees told them the pair were trespassing. Advertisement Advertise...

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