Several officers were asked to leave a Starbucks in Mesa, Arizona, after another customer said they felt threatened.
According to Tempe Officers Association, the Union representing the officers, several officers who were preparing to start a July 4 shift were asked by a barista to leave the store or move out of the line of sight because a customer didn’t feel safe.
Several of the men were veterans and the barista even knew one of the officers by name because he was a regular at the location.
Starbucks said they are looking into the situation.
The incident comes months after Starbucks closed 8,000 locations for training due to a Philadelphia store kicking a black man out for similar reasons.