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Employees serenaded officers with 'Fuck Tha Police' while they ate at a barbecue joint


The owner of Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-B-Q has apologized after employees in his restaurant serenaded members of the Raleigh Police Department with a rendition of N.W.A.'s famous song "Fuck Tha Police," reports the New York Post

David Harris, the owner of the restaurant, said he would be conducting an investigation into the incident and that he would fire anyone who “doesn’t share our respect of all law enforcement."

Matthew Cooper, the president of the Raleigh Police Protective Association, said a couple of officers were in the restaurant when a few employees (he wouldn't say how many) began to sing the seminal hit. 

Cooper posted to Facebook saying that he had also heard the manager singing. 

“This is something that, unfortunately, officers have to deal with now on a regular basis,” Cooper told the Raleigh News & Observer.

Many on social media were incensed by the reports. 

The Raleigh Police Protective Association posted this message to Facebook. 

Rick Armstrong, a member of the police union, said anyone who sang the song at the officers as they ate ought to be suspended or fired.

“Police officers go out there every day and they risk their lives and to be treated with such disrespect is truly unfortunate,” he said to WTVD. “We do appreciate [Cooper’s] quick response and we’re going to wait and see what he does, and hopefully, he follows up with appropriate action on these employees.”

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