Female Starbucks manager who called police and had two black men arrested for trespassing at the Philadelphia store no longer works for the company

Mail Online | 4/16/2018 | Associated Press
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The Starbucks manager who called 911 on two black men, which resulted in widespread backlash and protests at the Philadelphia store, no longer works with the company.

A representative for Starbucks said on Monday that the female employee, who hasn't been identified, had left the coffee chain.

Men - Purchase - Thursday - Philadelphia - Store

The two men, who had not made a purchase, were handcuffed and arrested for trespassing on Thursday after the Philadelphia store manager called 911 and reported them for refusing to leave.

The incident sparked accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain.

Police - Men

Police later released the two men and they were not charged.

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson arrived in Philadelphia this weekend after video of the arrests gained traction online and activists started protesting at the store.

Johnson - Monday - Men - Couple - Days

Johnson said on Monday that he hoped to meet with the two men in the next couple of days and apologize to them face-to-face.

He added that Starbucks wanted to add training for store managers on 'unconscious bias' after calling the incident 'reprehensible'.

Dialogue - Opportunity - Compassion - Empathy - Experience

'I'd like to have a dialogue with them and the opportunity to listen to them with compassion and empathy through the experience they went through,' he said.

Johnson said it was 'completely inappropriate to engage the police'.

Incident - Blow - Starbucks - Image - Company

The incident is a major blow to Starbucks' image, since the company has promoted its coffee shops as neighborhood hangouts where anyone is welcome.

After footage of the arrests spread online, the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks trended on Twitter.

Dozen - Protesters - Philadelphia - Shop - Monday

About two dozen protesters took over the Philadelphia shop on Monday, chanting slogans like, 'A whole lot of racism, a whole lot of ****, Starbucks coffee is anti-black.'

A Starbucks regional vice president who attempted to talk to the protesters was shouted down.

Officials - Police - Officers - Men - Store

Officials have said police officers were told the men had asked to use the store's restroom but were denied because they hadn't bought anything and...
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