BBQ owner apologizes to police after workers sing ‘F— tha Police’

GARNER, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q restaurant in North Carolina has apologized after a Facebook post said his employees sang the rap song “F— tha Police” as officers from the Raleigh Police Department ate.

News outlets report that a post written on the Raleigh Police Protective Association’s page on Friday night says employees, including the manager, sang the N.W.A. song while the officers were eating at the restaurant in Garner, outside Raleigh.

Store owner David Harris later posted an apology saying he would investigate and fire anyone who showed a lack of respect for law enforcement.

Raleigh Police Protective Association President Matthew Cooper says the group has accepted the apology.

Harris’ attorney, PJ Puryear, released a joint statement from Harris and the Raleigh Police Department:

“Chief Deck-Brown and the Raleigh Police Department, along with David Harris, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q franchisee, have been working collaboratively to resolve this issue. The Raleigh Police Department appreciates the long term and strong relationship it continues to have with Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q.”

CBS North Carolina contributed to this report

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