• Arby’s May Fire Employee Who Refused To Serve Police Officer

    Arby’s told The Daily Caller News Foundation it is considering firing the employee who caused a media uproar by refusing to serve a Florida police officer Tuesday simply because she was a cop.

    “We will be following up with our team members to be sure that our policy of inclusion is understood and adhered to,” Arby’s spokesman Jason Rollins told TheDCNF in a statement. “Further, we will be following through with disciplinary action up to and including termination of the employees involved, as appropriate.”

    “Up to and including termination” seems to indicate that the employee and even the manager could lose their jobs. The employee has been identified as black male Kenny Davenport, 19, and the officer a white woman.

    “We take this isolated matter very seriously as we respect and support police officers in our local communities,” Rollins told TheDCNF in a statement. “As soon as the issue was brought to our attention, our CEO spoke with the Police Chief who expressed his gratitude for our quick action and indicated the case is closed.”

    The police department won’t identify the officer, but media outlets have identified her as police Sgt. Jennifer Martin.

    Martin said an Arby’s employee refused to serve her because she was in her police uniform and police car. The department’s police chief demanded an apology and caused a media firestorm.

    The Dade County Police Benevolent Association is calling for the employee to be let go.

    Arby’s gave the officer a refund and has apologized. (RELATED: Florida Police Officer Refused Service At Arby’s Just For Being A Cop)

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