Hilda and Jesse: San Francisco Police Chief says restaurant denial of service to duty officers was heartbreaking and a disappointment San Francisco Police Chief calls restaurant denial of service to duty officers upsetting and a disappointment
“We wear uniforms but we are all human,” Scott told CNN’s Michael Smerconish. “They do things to us and are told it’s hurtful, but we have to rise above and be professional. That’s what these officers did.”
In a since deleted post reported by local media, the restaurant’s social media account said staff were “uncomfortable with the presence of their multiple weapons” and officers have been urged to leave.
“We respect the San Francisco Police Department and are grateful for the job they do. We welcome them to the restaurant when they are not on duty, without a uniform and without their weapons,” the post said.
The restaurant’s position sparked a fierce backlash online and it was subsequently inundated with negative comments on review sites such as Yelp.
“These are stressful times, and we mismanaged it,” they said.
Scott said he spoke with the owners by phone on Tuesday and accepted their apologies.