Starbucks CEO meets with men arrested in viral video

Starbucks CEO meets with men arrested in viral video

"We can confirm that she is no longer at that store", a spokeswoman said, declining to name the employee or provide details.

The men were held in custody until 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to an attorney representing them pro bono, Lauren Wimmer, who declined to identify them.

"Further, it seems that the men who were ultimately arrested in this incident may not have been legally justified to be in Starbucks once they refused to make a purchase and did not leave when asked by both the store management and police".

The city says PCHR will also examine the company's policies to determine whether they are enforced uniformly, as well as how much discretion is left to individual employees.

Meanwhile, a protest of the store at 18th and Spruce Streets is slated for noon Sunday, and more than 100 people have already signed up to attend a "Shut Down Starbucks!" protest there on Monday morning. And finally I'd like to invite them to be part of helping me in a constructive way to ensure this never happens again.

The two men were released after Starbucks decided not to press charges.

"Here's the thing, unless someone comes forward with something more than I know now, it doesn't appear that they did anything wrong at all", the commissioner said.

In an interview Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America", Johnson said he hoped to meet with the two men in person to apologize face to face.

"I believe Starbucks will cooperate fully with our probes of the matter, particularly the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations' review of Starbucks' policies".

Starbucks regional vice president Camille Hymes attempted to talk to the protesters, but was shouted down. "We don't want this Starbucks to make any money today".

The company is also reviewing its training practices.

Starbucks didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Fortune.

Johnson pledged more training for store managers on company guidelines and unconscious bias.

Starbucks has been accused of racial discrimination yet again after a black man was denied entrance to the bathroom just after a white man was allowed entry.

In his statement, Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson said, "the basis for the call to the Philadelphia police department was wrong".

CEO Kevin Johnson apologised and travelled to Philadelphia where he plans to meet with the two men. If there's a threat or a major disturbance in the store, certainly that would be an appropriate time to call the police. "There are situations where it's appropriate to call the police, situations where there are threats or disruptions in our store".

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