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NYPD Officers Boycott Dunkin’ Donuts After Alleged Incident of Discrimination Against the Police

A Dunkin’ Brands spokeswoman said the layout of the store was to blame for the poor service the officers received. (Image courtesy of Inquisitr).

New York City police have intensified their boycott of a local Dunkin’ Donuts after a pair of officers were allegedly discriminated against at the coffee and doughnuts mega-chain last week.

The New York Post reported that a sergeant at the 73rd Precinct was spotted Sunday, Aug. 6, walking into station house with trays full of what appeared to be generic, corner-market coffee.

“No D&D in the 7-3,” he proudly declared.

A Union Square officer also refused to give directions to a nearby Dunkin’ store, telling New York Post reporters, “I’m not allowed to do that.”

The mocha melee began last weekend when an employee at the Dunkin’ Dounts/Baskin Robbins on Atlantic Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant reportedly refused to scoop some ice cream for two 73rd Precinct detectives because they were police, according to the paper. The incident prompted police union leaders to call for a boycott of the national DD chain, after which officers within the department followed suit.

The controversy even acted as a boost for NYPD fundraising, as a Tennessee woman forked over $500 to the New York Police Foundation to show her support. Ever since then, at least $2,000 has been sent to the foundation by people outraged over the DD debacle, The New York Post reported.

A manager from the Brooklyn franchise apologized following the alleged incident, but a spokeswoman for Dunkin’ Brands maintained that the store’s layout is to blame for the less-than-perfect service the officers received.

The store’s design “put both the crew members and two officers in a difficult situation because it was not clear where to order,” spokeswoman Michelle King said, noting that there are two register areas — one of which isn’t regularly staffed.

The plainclothes officers refuted that explanation, however, saying a store employee explicitly said, “I don’t serve cops.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the Dunkin’ Donuts worker a “jerk” for refusing to serve the officers.

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