Starbucks Apologizes for Asking Tempe Police Officers to Leave Arizona Coffee Shop

On July 4, six Tempe police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks store at the request of a barista, according to news reports.

The incident was initiated by a patron who complained about the presence of the police officers in the coffee store.

ABC 15 reports:

“A group of six Tempe police officers were reportedly asked to leave by a barista at Starbucks recently.

The incident reportedly happened on July 4, at the location off of Scottsdale and McKellips roads.”

The Tempe Police Department issued a statement on Twitter:

The Tempe Officers Association Tweeted a comment about the incident:

Starbucks apologized for the incident:

It’s outrageous Starbucks asked police officers to leave the store while the company’s guest policy considers anyone, paying customer or not, to sit in their stores.