Scott praised the officers’ professionalism on the Hilda and Jesse restaurant within the metropolis’s North Beach neighborhood Friday when three uniformed, on-duty officers have been requested to go away as a result of staff have been uneasy about their service weapons.
“We wear uniforms but we’re all humans,” Scott instructed CNN’s Michael Smerconish. “We get things done to us and said to us that are hurtful, but we have to rise above it and be professional. That’s what these officers did.”
In a since-deleted submit reported by native media, the restaurant’s social media account acknowledged that workers felt “uncomfortable with the presence of their multiple weapons” and the officers have been requested to go away.
“We respect the San Francisco Police Department and are grateful for the work they do. We welcome them into the restaurant when they are off duty, out of uniform, and without their weapons,” the submit stated.
The restaurant’s stance sparked a fierce response on-line and it was subsequently inundated with adverse feedback on evaluate websites comparable to Yelp.
The homeowners, Rachel Sillcocks and Kristina Liedags Compton, later apologized in one other social media submit, stating “We are grateful to all members of the drive who work arduous to maintain us secure, particularly throughout these difficult occasions. We hope this might be a teachable second for us as we restore and proceed to construct bridges with the SFPD.
“These are nerve-racking occasions, and we dealt with this badly,” they stated.
Scott stated he spoke with the homeowners over the telephone on Tuesday and has accepted their apology.
“One of the issues that we now have to do, and this was stated by the homeowners of the restaurant, is we now have to take a seat down and have conversations,” Scott said. “We know that there are generally reverse sides of conversations about cops and policing. But we sit down, we now have conversations, and we will comply with disagree, however there must be some civility on this course of.”