At least that is what is being claimed on Thursday by an organization that posted an image on Facebook of whom it claims to be a police officer in Stockton, California, who was served a Starbucks coffee ‘with a side of spit.’
Both the Stockton Police Department and Starbucks have denied that a pro-BLM barista spit into the officer’s coffee, according to FOX40 TV.
But pro-Black Lives Matter activists told the television station that the incident did indeed happen.
An organization that sympathizes with Black Lives Matter posted an image on Facebook of a police officer in Stockton, California, who was served a Starbucks coffee ‘with a side of spit’
‘We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks…served with a side of spit,’ read a post that was written on the Facebook page ‘Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page.’
‘They even gave it to him with a smile and a nice comment.’
A police spokesperson told FOX40 that they investigated the incident at the Starbucks branch on Waterloo Road on Wednesday and found no evidence that a barista spit into the officer’s coffee.
Starbucks also issued a statement saying that the incident never happened.
‘We are proud of our relationship with the Stockton Police Department, who initially notified us of this rumor,’ the company told FOX40.
‘We can confirm there is absolutely no truth to this post, and we are disappointed with the suggestion.’
But activists claiming to belong to the Black Lives Matter chapter in Stockton insist the claim is true.
They said that the barista, who has refused to identify themselves to the press, knew of the officer pictured in the post.
The barista claims that a family member had a race-related encounter with the officer and that other complaints of police mistreatment of blacks have been ignored by the department.
The Stockton Police Department declined to comment on the allegations.