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Mom of teen accused of killing Nashville officer in crash releases apology letter

The mother of a teenage girl charged in a car crash that killed a Tennessee police officer on the Fourth of July has released a letter to the officer’s family and the family of her daughter’s passenger, who was seriously injured in the crash.

The mother of Jayona Brown, 17, wrote to Metro Nashville police officer John Anderson’s family on Monday: “I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow your entire family must feel during this difficult time.”

NASHVILLE OFFICER KILLED AFTER 17-YEAR-OLD DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE SLAMMED INTO HIS POLICE VEHICLE WHILE ON DUTY, POLICE SAY

“I know nothing I say or do will ease your pain or mend your hearts. However, please accept my deepest condolences and apologies to your entire family,” she continued. “May God continue to surround you with love, support and friends to help you through this emotional time.”

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Letter from mother of Jayona Brown, 17, to Metro Nashville police officer John Anderson’s family. Police said the 17-year-old crashed into Officer Anderson’s police vehicle on July 4th, which resulted in his death.  (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Brown’s attorney, Michie Gibson, told Fox News Tuesday that the teen snuck out of her mom’s home early on July 4 with her aunt’s 2016 Ford Fusion.

Metro Nashville Police said an officer tried to pull Brown over but she took off and crashed into Officer Anderson’s patrol vehicle after running a flashing red traffic light, killing him.

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Nashville Officer John Anderson was killed in a crash on July 4th. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Police said Brown was driving without a license. The teen was booked into juvenile detention on charges of vehicular homicide by recklessness, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessness, driving on a suspended license and juvenile curfew violation.

Gibson told Fox News that “sincere sorrow for the family” is what prompted Brown’s mother to send the letter.

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He added, “A person who was just serving and protecting the community, an innocent victim, was killed, is the mother’s concern.”

Gibson said the first thing an emotional Brown told him is, “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”

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Metro Nashville Police Officer John Anderson (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Anderson, a four-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) and a father of an 18-month-old son, was heading to a nearby highway to assist a fellow officer with a pedestrian who was reported to have been in a traffic lane waving his arms, police said.

On Monday, The Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted that the police chief “presented the Medal of Valor, the MNPD’s highest honor, to Officer John Anderson’s family.”

Anderson’s funeral was held on Monday.

Brown’s passenger, Antona Esaw, was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition after the crash. She has since been released from the hospital, a spokeswoman told Fox News.

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Car that hit Nashville officer John Anderson, killing him on July 4th. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

In the letter Brown’s mother wrote to Esaw’s family, “My heart goes out to you. I am wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.”

“I can’t express enough the compassion I have in my heart for your family,” she continued. “Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May the LORD continue to give you strength during this difficult time.”

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Gibson said Brown’s detention hearing is scheduled for August 22.

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Alabama man arrested after biting off woman’s finger, police allege

Police in Alabama said they arrested a man early Sunday morning after he bit off a woman’s finger during a fight.

Lt. Michael Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department told Fox News police got a call about a “physical altercation” between Shay Michael Thome, 48, and his wife, who was threatening to leave.

Johnson said the couple reported there’d been some “tension” in their relationship and Thome’s wife was in the process of gathering her stuff to leave when the incident happened. Police said the couple was arguing for a couple of days prior to the fight but she did not report any domestic violence to police in the days prior to that night.

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Johnson told Fox News that Thome came home while his wife’s friend was helping her gather her belongings. He said Thome grabbed her friend’s hand and bit off her pinky finger.

Police said Thome then started “assaulting” the friend “with his fists.” Johnson said Thome’s wife came running into the room and was trying to get him off her friend when he bit his wife’s hand as well. Johnson said Thome “did not cause a serious injury” to his wife.

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Shay Michael Thome was arrested Sunday.

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Thome’s wife and her friend eventually got away, Johnson said, adding that Thome then grabbed a gun and busted out a glass door using his “gun as a tool to show his anger” as his wife was trying to leave. Johnson said his wife was cut by the shattered glass.

Johnson said her friend then called 911.

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The friend was transported to the hospital. Johnson said Thome spit out the friend’s pinky after he bit it off and an officer later found it in the living room. He said officers brought her pinky to the hospital but “doctors were unable to reattach it” when the friend underwent surgery.

“This is probably one of the most unique assaults we have ever seen,” Johnson told Fox News, calling the incident “wild.”

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Thome faced felony assault charges and Johnson said he could face more domestic violence charges.

Thome remained in custody in the Madison County Jail, according to Johnson.

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Tennessee boy, 13, stabs brother saying jail is better than car ride with sibling, deputies say

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A 13-year-old boy from Tennessee stabbed his 15-year-old brother in Florida, telling deputies he would rather go to jail than spend eight hours in the car with his sibling, investigators said.

Lt. Todd Watkins with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News on Sunday that he responded to the scene the day before and said deputies arrested the 13-year-old after he said he stabbed his brother in the arm three times with a “multi-tool.”

Watkins said the teen told deputies he did it because he was “tired of his brother picking on him.”

The incident happened inside a car parked in a driveway in Crestview, which is about a 45-minute drive from Pensacola, Watkins said.

The stabbed brother then walked to the door of the home and called 911, he added.

Watkins said as his brother was being questioned about the incident, he said he understood his rights and that he did not regret stabbing his sibling who was teasing him.

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“I stabbed him and I don’t care about going back to jail. I’d rather be in jail than eight hours in the car with him,” according to the arrest report.

The 13-year-old was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was brought to juvenile detention.

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“We’ve had incidents with siblings but not this young,” Watkins told Fox News. “I have never dealt with them this young with this violent of a crime.”

Watkins said the older brother did not say much to deputies at the time he was stabbed. Watkins said the 15-year-old was heard calling some of his friends to retaliate against his brother while he was in the back of the ambulance, apparently to no avail.

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Doctors treated t​​​​​he 15-year-old for three “deep puncture wounds” before releasing him from the hospital, Watkins said, adding that his treatment did not include surgery.

The brothers live in Clarksville, Tennessee, about an hour’s drive from Nashville.

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Tempe Officers Association ‘encouraged’ by Starbucks apology after cops asked to leave

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The Tempe Officers Association responded Sunday to the controversy that unfolded after some police officers were asked to leave an Arizona Starbucks on Independence Day, saying the union was “encouraged” by Starbucks’ apology and looked forward to “a welcome dialogue.”

“We would like to thank the public for the overwhelming support shown to our officers in the aftermath of this unfortunate incident,” the president of the Tempe Officers Association, Sergeant Rob Ferraro, said on Sunday.

“We are encouraged that Starbucks has reached out to our organization and to the Tempe Police Department to apologize and to further express their support of law enforcement.”

STARBUCKS APOLOGIZES AFTER POLICE OFFICERS ASKED TO LEAVE SHOP BECAUSE OF CUSTOMER COMPLAINT

He added, “We hope that out of this unfortunate incident there comes a welcome dialogue, one that more closely unites the men and women on the frontlines of police work with the communities we serve and protect.”

Starbucks apologized to Tempe police on Saturday after some of its officers were asked to leave one of its shops on the Fourth of July, following complaints from a customer who reportedly didn’t feel safe with cops present.

The coffee giant apologized for any “misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place” and said it had “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department.”

The company went further on Saturday, with its executive vice president writing to the Tempe Police Department that she wanted to “sincerely apologize” on behalf of Starbucks after six officers were asked to leave the Tempe store.

“They should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable,” she wrote.

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Six officers had bought their drinks prior to their July 4 shift and were standing together when a barista asked them to leave, the Tempe Officers Association posted to its Facebook account.

The post was accompanied by a parody Starbucks logo featuring coffee being dumped from a cup. The union called the request “offensive” and said “such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

It was not clear whether the barista — who has not been identified — would face disciplinary action.

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The coffee chain also made headlines last year after two black men waiting for a business associate were arrested inside a Philadelphia shop for trespassing. The men received an apology from the city’s police commissioner and Starbucks closed 8,000 locations for the better part of a day to conduct “racial bias training.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano, Jeffrey Rubin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Colorado sheriff’s office bloodhound helps find missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming

A Colorado police dog turned out to be in the right place at exactly the right time last week, helping to locate a missing 12-year-old girl in Wyoming, according to officials.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that Deputy K. Fosler and bloodhound Jessie were in Wyoming on an unrelated call when they were diverted for a request with the search of a missing girl.

Brianna Weinart was reported missing around 10 p.m. on Monday, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

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The deputy and Jessie joined in the search for their girl, but the nearly 90-degree heat required the dog to take a 20-minute break in spite of wearing a cooling vest. The cactus-dense area also made search efforts more difficult, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy K. Fosler is seen with bloodhound “Jessie,” who helped locate a missing 12-year-old in Wyoming last week. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

“For nearly two hours, she searched the Wyoming area where the 12-year-old girl was last seen……and then she pulled her handler, Deputy Fosler, back toward the direction they started. Deputy Fosler thought she had lost the scent,” police said. “Turns out, she knew exactly where she was going and as the pair got closer to a home, Jessie went around to the back and near a large bush, they spotted the girl, hiding.”

Weinart was hungry, dehydrated and sunburned after 20 hours, but was “otherwise uninjured,” according to the sheriff’s office.

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Authorities told the Star-Tribune they don’t suspect any criminal involvement in the girl’s disappearance and said she does not have any medical issues.

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“This is one of those stories we’re glad to share with the public because it goes to our core mission of Protect, Serve, Enforce,” police said. “We’re thankful this young girl is going to be OK, and we’re thankful Deputy Fosler and K9 Jessie were in Wyoming and able to respond to help another agency and this family.”

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Starbucks apologizes after police officers asked to leave shop because of customer complaint

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Starbucks apologized to the Tempe, Ariz., police department after some of its officers were asked to leave from one of its shops on the Fourth of July following complaints from a customer who said they didn’t feel safe with cops present.

The coffee giant apologized for any “misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place” and said it has “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department.”

Starbucks did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment Saturday.

Six officers had purchased their drinks prior to their July 4 shift and were standing together when a barista asked them to leave because a customer said they did not feel safe by their presence, the Tempe Officers Association posted to its Facebook account.

The post was accompanied by a parody Starbucks logo featuring coffee being dumped from a cup. The union called the request “offensive” and said “such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue,” the union said.

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It was not clear of the barista — who was not identified — would face disciplinary action.

In 2018, the coffee chain made headlines when two black men waiting for a business associate were arrested inside a Philadelphia shop for trespassing. The men received an apology from the city’s police commissioner and Starbucks closed 8,000 locations for the better part of a day to conduct “racial bias training.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Charlie Kirk: Starbucks engages in intolerable discrimination against police

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On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students sat down at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., and politely ordered coffee. White waitresses ignored them because the store had a policy of not serving African-Americans.

The incident sparked massive protests across the nation involving sit-ins by black people at Woolworth lunch counters, leading the chain to finally desegregate that July and boosting the civil rights movement.

This week, on the Fourth of July, the Officers Association in Tempe, Ariz., says six police officers were drinking coffee at a Starbucks coffee shop before the start of their shift when they were asked to move out of the line of sight of a customer or leave the store. A barista told them a customer “did not feel safe” because of their presence. The officers — including some who have defended our country in the military — left.

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It’s obvious that the discrimination against black people who were trying to order coffee all those years ago was wrong, shameful and inexcusable. It should be just as obvious that the same is true for the discrimination against the police officers at the Starbucks in Arizona this week.

In late May, Starbucks closed 8,000 stores across the U.S. for several hours of anti-bias training after two black men in one of the chain’s coffee shops in Philadelphia were arrested for trespassing while they waited for a friend to join them. Starbucks and police later apologized and the charges were dropped, prompting Starbucks to hold the anti-bias training to avoid future such incidents.

Are we now going to see a similar store closure for anti-bias training regarding police who want to order overpriced coffee at Starbucks? Don’t hold your breath.

The Tempe Officer’s Association took to Twitter to share the incident with the world and expressed displeasure with what had happened. Their tweet was illustrated with an altered Starbucks logo that said “DUMP STARBUCKS.”

Starbucks has issued a statement saying it has “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department” and apologizing “for any misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place.”

The person who complained to the barista about the police officers in the Starbucks store would no doubt welcome their presence if attacked by violent criminals.

Unfortunately, incidents of people openly expressing animosity toward police across our country have been increasing since 2014, when Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., police department.

The shooting sparked days of protests, but a U.S. Justice Department investigation concluded that Wilson shot Brown in self-defense when Brown attacked him. Wilson was not charged with any crime.

Nevertheless, President Barack Obama used the incident for his own political purposes to stir up racial tension and animosity against the police.

Donald Trump ran for the presidency as a supporter of law enforcement. Both before and since his election, President Trump has repeatedly stood at podiums across the country and has been outspoken in his praise for the people who put on a uniform every day to protect American citizens from threats found not across oceans, but across the street and even in coffee shops.

Quite ironically, the support President Trump has shown is one of the driving reasons that police are now facing such open hostility across the country. I have written many times over the past couple of years about the broken logic string inside of the American liberal mind.

This particular wrongheaded thread runs something like this: Trump is evil and wants to harm minorities; Trump supports the police; therefore, the police are evil and want to harm minorities.

No one can claim all police are perfect, or that no police officer has ever acted improperly or even criminally. Every allegation of police misconduct should be thoroughly investigated and police officers who break the law should be prosecuted to the full extent the law allows.

But it’s important to remember that every profession is marred by a small number of people who abuse their positions and engage in wrongdoing – for example, members of the clergy or other professionals who engage in sexual misconduct, business people who steal money from their employers or customers, or pharmacists who become illegal drug dealers.

The truth is that the vast majority of police officers willingly risk their lives to protect the rest of us from criminals who would commit all sorts of crimes and do us grave harm if no police were around.

Who in their right mind would want to live in a city without a police force, where criminals were free to rob, rape, murder and do anything else they wanted?

The person who complained to the barista about the police officers in the Starbucks store would no doubt welcome their presence if attacked by violent criminals. And just by being in the Starbucks, the officers would almost certainly have scared off any criminals who entered and kept them from attacking anyone.

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The bottom line is that the prejudice that says all members of a group should be the targets of our hatred and be discriminated against is wrong and frankly, un-America – whether we’re talking about people from a particular racial, ethnic, religious or professional group.

Starbucks needs to make sure all of its employees understand this, or else fire them for engaging in intolerable discrimination.

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Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer ‘did not feel safe’ around them: reports

Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.

Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.

Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.

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“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me,” Ferraro told the station in a phone interview.

The police union also posted a series of Twitter messages about the incident.

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening,” the union wrote. “While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

— Tempe Officers Association statement

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A Starbucks sign hangs in front of a store in Central Valley, N.Y., on Aug. 26, 2018. (Getty Images)

The union said it did not blame the Starbucks corporate office, adding it looked forward “to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.”

Earlier Friday, the union tweeted a parody of the Starbucks logo, with the words “Dump Starbucks” and the image of a hand dumping the contents of a cup of coffee.

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“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019,” the message said. “Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect

A Starbucks spokesman told the Arizona Republic the company was still gathering details about what happened.

“We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community,” spokesman Reggie Borges told the newspaper. “We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize. We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

“We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

— Reggie Borges, Starbucks spokesman

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Neither the barista nor the customer who allegedly complained were identified. Starbucks would not say whether the barista would be disciplined in connection with the case.

In 2018, an incident at a Starbucks shop in Philadelphia made headlines when two black men who were waiting for a business colleague inside the shop were arrested for trespassing. The Philadelphia police commissioner later apologized to the men and Starbucks closed some 8,000 locations for part of a business day to conduct “racial bias training.”

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this story.

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Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer ‘did not feel safe’ around them: reports

Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.

Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.

Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.

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“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me,” Ferraro told the station in a phone interview.

The police union also posted a series of Twitter messages about the incident.

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening,” the union wrote. “While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

— Tempe Officers Association statement

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A Starbucks sign hangs in front of a store in Central Valley, N.Y., on Aug. 26, 2018. (Getty Images)

The union said it did not blame the Starbucks corporate office, adding it looked forward “to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.”

Earlier Friday, the union tweeted a parody of the Starbucks logo, with the words “Dump Starbucks” and the image of a hand dumping the contents of a cup of coffee.

HIDDEN CAMERA DISCOVERED IN STARBUCKS BATHROOM, POLICE SEARCH FOR SUSPECT

“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019,” the message said. “Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect

A Starbucks spokesman told the Arizona Republic the company was still gathering details about what happened.

“We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community,” spokesman Reggie Borges told the newspaper. “We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize. We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

“We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”

— Reggie Borges, Starbucks spokesman

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Neither the barista nor the customer who allegedly complained were identified. Starbucks would not say whether the barista would be disciplined in connection with the case.

In 2018, an incident at a Starbucks shop in Philadelphia made headlines when two black men who were waiting for a business colleague inside the shop were arrested for trespassing. The Philadelphia police commissioner later apologized to the men and Starbucks closed some 8,000 locations for part of a business day to conduct “racial bias training.”

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this story.

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Indiana city where Buttigieg is mayor weighs buying more body cameras for police

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The Indiana city where Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg presides as mayor is considering the purchase of 75 additional body cameras for its police force, weeks after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer led to civil unrest.

The South Bend Board of Public Works added the special purchase item to its July 3 meeting but then removed it with no action taken. Mark Bode, a spokesman for Buttigieg’s office, told Fox News the item was added to the agenda prematurely.

“The administration is evaluating options to upgrade and expand body camera technologies,” Bode said, adding the decision to implement the expansion would most likely occur as part of the city’s 2020 budget process.

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The cameras are estimated to cost $337,500, the South Bend Tribune reported. The city equipped its police officers with 170 body cameras a year ago at a cost of $1.5 million. The department has around 240 officers, according to the paper.

Bode did not say whether the process to purchase the cameras began before or after the June 16 fatal shooting of Eric Logan, 54, by South Bend police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill. The 19-year police veteran was responding to reports of someone breaking into cars when he encountered Logan, who authorities say was armed with a knife.

O’Neill’s body camera was not running during his confrontation with Logan. Buttigieg, 37, left the campaign trail to address the matter.

In the ensuing days, some criticized the mayor over the firing of the city’s black police chief during his first term and said he hadn’t done enough to reform the department.

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Buttigieg’s office said the police chief issued a general order that all officers activate their body cameras during all work-related interactions with civilians.

“This step is intended to confirm community expectations that police encounters with civilians will be recorded,” Buttigieg said in a statement to the paper.

The old policy required officers “activate the recorder during all enforcement stops and field interview situations, and any other time the (officer) reasonably believes that a recording of an on-duty contact may be useful.”

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O’Neill has been placed on paid administrative leave and a special prosecutor had been appointed to investigate the shooting. Logan’s family is suing the city and the officer for using excessive deadly force.

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