UPDATE: WPS looks into social media post about Arby’s

Windsor Police crest at police headquarters. Blackburn News file photo.

The Windsor Police Service is looking into an alleged incident where an officer was refused service at an Arby’s location on Tecumseh Road East as an apparent sign of protest.

A social media post that shows two Arby’s employees on one knee claims that the officer was refused service and given a refund for their order.

The post read, “A co-worker of mine with the Windsor Police Service was just denied his food at the Arby’s located at Tecumseh Rd. East in Windsor. The photo below shows the manager of the Arby’s getting the officer his refund.” The original post has since been deleted but not before it was shared multiple times.

Windsor police issued a statement over Twitter on Saturday in regard to the social media post.

“The Windsor Police Service is aware of a recent social media post involving how an on-duty officer was received at local drive thru business,” read the post. “The WPS is looking into the circumstances surrounding this isolated incident.”

On Sunday afternoon, a Facebook post by Arby’s Windsor-Leamington disputed the allegation.

“We can confirm that the officer’s meal was prepared and delivered, and when the manager was handing the officer his food, two employees decided to take a knee,” read the post.

According to the statement, the officer then declined to accept his meal when he saw the action of the employees. The restaurant chain adds that it remains in constant contact with the police department.

The Windsor Police Department has not released any other information since its initial public statement on Saturday.

 

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Posted by Arby's Windsor-Leamington on Sunday, June 21, 2020