In the wake of the controversy over the arrest of two black men inside a Philadelphia Starbucks store, on Thursday the police commissioner apologized for his role in the incident. Commissioner Richard Ross addressed reporters, saying he made the situation “worse” by not understanding that the men, who were spending time in the store without making a purchase, were engaging In behavior widely practiced by Starbucks visitors. Addressing the men arrested, “I apologize to them,” he said.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Apologizes For Starbucks Arrest: I Made It ‘Worse’ | NBC News