A police union’s Facebook post says officers were disrespected and disturbed when they heard employees at a North Carolina restaurant singing a rendition of the N.W.A.’s “F*** Tha Police.”
The Raleigh Police Protective Association on Friday said employees at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q sang the song as officers were dining at the restaurant.
“Thank you Smithfield’s Chicken & Barbeque Jones Sausage location for the class and professionalism as you sang ‘F the Police’ as my brothers at Raleigh Police Department attempted to eat at your restaurant,” the now-deleted post read. “The manager sang along as well. Do you really feel that was appropriate?”
David Harris, owner of Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q in Garner, promised to conduct an investigation and “thorough investigation and terminate anyone employed that doesn’t share our RESPECT of ALL law enforcement,” Harris wrote on Facebook.
Matthew Cooper, the union’s president, said several officers were in the restaurant during the incident.
“We really appreciate the support we have received from the incident involving Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ,” Cooper wrote on Facebook. “We are confident that a positive resolution will occur as a result from our effort. Currently, the conversation between some people on the previous posts have deviated from our original mission which was to raise awareness to that particular situation and to show what police officers have to face now on a regular basis.”