San Francisco’s Reem’s California is prohibiting on-duty police officers from entering their restaurant while armed.
KRON4 reported Reem’s “implemented a policy that bans armed police officers from entering the business located at 2901 Mission St.”
The policy came into wider view last week, after a San Francisco police officer was denied service.
The San Francisco POA explained the incident on X:
NO COPS ALLOWED. That’s the confirmed policy of the bakery chain Reem’s. One of our officers was denied service last weekend because he was in uniform. Reem’s confirms that they will not serve anyone armed and in uniform. Presumably, this includes members of the US Military. pic.twitter.com/0cDzEV0D68
— San Francisco POA (@SanFranciscoPOA) August 24, 2023
The restaurant used an Instagram post to explain that they put the policy in place in order to show solidarity with minorities and…to keep people “safer.”
San Francisco POA used another X post claiming that Reem’s California did not put up a sign by the door announcing their policy, so the officer walked in unaware.
San Francisco POA said, “We are not asking Reem’s or any business with a bigoted policy to serve our officers. We’re asking them to own their discriminatory policy & and put up a sign so we know not to spend money in your establishment—on or off duty.”