A lawyer for the two men, both black, says they were racially profiled and police were called and all they were doing was waiting for a friend to show up.
The executive chief of Starbucks recently apologized after a disturbing video went viral showing two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia location . Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson issued a statement saying the situation had a “reprehensible outcome.” He promised the company has “immediately begun a thorough investigation of our practices.”
The video shows the tail end of what occurred during the incident that has led to public outrage. The men were waiting to meet their friend when they were asked to leave, witnesses said. Police were then called to the scene and arrested the two men.