San Francisco restaurant apologizes for denying service to armed police

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The owners of a San Francisco restaurant have apologized for refusing service to three police officers over the weekend because their weapons made their employees “uncomfortable”.

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The owners of Hilda and Jessie restaurants apologized in a social media post published on Sunday following an outcry and called for a boycott of the eatery because officials were told to leave immediately after the sit-in on Friday.


Restaurant owners said in a Saturday post that officers were politely asked to leave because the restaurant is a “safe place and the presence of officers’ weapons made us feel uncomfortable”.

The post said the officers would be welcomed back to the North Beach restaurant when they were off duty, out of uniform and without their weapons. The post was deleted on Monday.

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“We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident that happened on Friday, when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave our restaurant,” Hilda and Jessie restaurant co-owners Rachel Silkox and Christina Legas said in an apology post. ” ,

“These are stressful times and we handled it badly,” he said.

On Saturday, San Francisco Police Chief, Bill Scott, tweeted about the incident and said that his department encouraged officers to support local businesses and get to know members of the community.

He tweeted, “The San Francisco Police Department stands up for security with respect, even if it means respecting the wishes that our officers and I feel are discouraging and personally hopeless.”

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