SBI probing Waffle House incident

SBI probing Waffle House incident

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.

The Warsaw Police Department is under fire after one of its police officers responded to a local Waffle House on May 5 for a call that one of its patrons, identified later as Anthony Wall, 22, got into an argument with several staff members.

From one angle, you can see even hands were in the air. While at Waffle House, Wall reportedly got into an argument with the restaurant's servers, and an employee hit the panic alarm.

The Warsaw Police Department and Onslow County District Attorney Ernie Lee are investigating the incident, according to the News & Observer. "Once the investigation is complete and the District Attorney has had a chance to review the case we will provide the public with an update on the findings".

"Get your hands off of me", Wall is heard screaming as the officer, with his hand still around Wall's neck, proceeds to slam him onto the ground. The restaurant released a statement about both incidents Friday. Starbucks apologized last month after an employee at a Philadelphia shop called police on two black men who were waiting for a colleague. An officer, wearing a vest with the word "Police" on the back, pushed Wall against the plate-glass window.

A second video of the incident shows Wall later being escorted away by the officer and another official who arrived on the scene.

Though Wall said he takes full responsibility for his behavior with the Waffle House employees, Wall told the outlet that actions taken by the officer were not justified. Clemons asks in the video.

"This is not a racially motivated issue", Warsaw Mayor A.J. Connors said in the video.

Coffee giant Starbucks is initiating such training later this month at more than 8,000 USA stores after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store while waiting for a business meeting - an incident that touched off protests and led to a wider conversation about how people of color are treated in public spaces. She tweeted a request to boycott the restaurant until the corporate office "legitimately and seriously commits to 1) discussion on racism, 2) employee training, and 3) other plans to change; and until they start to implement changes".

Afterward, Starbucks closed all of its 8,000 USA stores to give employees implicit bias training.

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