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Kiefer Police Chief requests Starbucks employee be rehired after coffee label controversy

Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 16:15:53-05

GLENPOOL — According to Kiefer police, Starbucks and the Kiefer Police Department are working together to promote greater civility.

Police say Starbucks and the Kiefer Police Department have met to discuss ways to work together, including hosting a Coffee with Cop event at Starbucks.

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Coffee with Cops will allow the local law enforcement to meet with baristas and members to discuss the roles both dispatchers and police officers play in keeping the community safe.

When Starbucks and the Kiefer Police Department met, Chief O'Mara requested that the employee who was terminated be offered a position of employment.

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“We start civility by forgiving minor indiscretions and using those moments to help people better themselves," O'Mara says. “It's my belief that a young person's mistake in judgment was made and she paid the price for that violation, “O’Mara said. “I believe Starbucks could take this as a learning opportunity and serve as a mentor to its young employees and impose upon them the importance of an employer’s rules and regulations and the importance of customer service”

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