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Smashburger apologizes after anti-cop song was played in front of police

Posted: 5:38 PM, Dec 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-18 20:11:13-05

AURORA, Colo. – Smashburger is apologizing to the Colorado police community after employees allegedly played an anti-cop song while officers dined at one of their restaurants over the weekend.

The Brotherhood for the Fallen Aurora said in a Facebook post Saturday that staff at one Smashburger was playing N.W.A’s “F—k Tha Police” on repeat while APD officers dined inside.

The restaurant, located in the area of East Smoky Hill and Aurora Parkway, quickly took action and released the following statement:

"First and foremost, we respect, honor and appreciate every police department in the country. The regrettable events of last night in no way reflect the values or principles that are core to the Smashburger brand. They occurred by way of the inappropriate actions by a few employees. They, and the manager in charge, have been placed on leave pending a thorough investigation. We apologize to the police officers affected, as well as to any of our guests who were party to this unfortunate incident.”

The Brotherhood for the Fallen of Aurora said they “applaud their immediate initiative to look into this matter, and are certain they will take any steps they deem necessary.”

The Denver-based, fast-casual burger joint was founded in the Mile High City in 2007. It operates franchises in 37 states across the country. 

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