Alabama police officers denied service at Taco BellBy John Palmer | 07/21/2016 6:18pm
A Taco Bell employee in Phenix City, Alabama was fired after she allegedly refused service to two Lee County deputies on Saturday night.
When the officers went to the counter to order their food they were reportedly told by a cashier that they would not serve law enforcement and were asked to leave.
The two officers thought she was kidding, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement.
Taco Bell spokeswoman Laura Nedbal said in a statement that the employee has since been fired by the restaurant's franchise owner. She said the corporation does not condone the actions of the individual nor share his sentiments.
Jones said in the same statement he is disappointed that law enforcement officers are being treated so negatively. He said that he and the department will not hold the actions of one employee against Taco Bell, and hopes the public will not base their opinion on law enforcement on the negative actions of one police officer.