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2 Las Vegas police officers denied service at local bar and restaurant

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 01:27s - Published
2 Las Vegas police officers denied service at local bar and restaurant

2 Las Vegas police officers denied service at local bar and restaurant

13 Investigates has learned that 2 uniformed police officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were denied service Thursday night at The Lodge at Cactus near Cactus Avenue and Southern Highlands Parkway.

OFFICERS....IN UNIFORM!GOOD EVENING EVERYONE....IM TRICIA KEAN.AND IM TODD QUINONES.THE MOVE..GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE POLICEUNION.WHICH BLASTED THE INCIDENT..CALLING IT..DISGUSTING!!

AND IT'S ALSOGOING VIRAL.BUT "13 INVESTIGATES" REPORTERJOE BARTELS HAS LEARNED THEOWNER OF THE RESTAURANT ISTRYING TO MAKE IT RIGHT..THE LODGE'S DIRECTOR OFOPERATION SAYS..THERE WAS AN INCIDENT HEREINVOLVING AT LEAST TWO LASVEGAS POLICE OFFICERS..AND IT'S NOW UNDERINVESTIGATION...IT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT ONTHURSDAY...AT THE LODGE ON CACTUS NEARSOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PARKWAY..IN THE SOUTH VALLEY...THE OFFICERS WERE WORKING THEGRAVEYARD SHIFT..WHEN THEY WENT IN TO ORDER SOMEFOOD..THE EMPLOYEE REFUSED TO SERVETHE OFFICERS...ALLEGEDLY TELLING THEM..QUOTE "WE DON'T SERVE YOU GUYSANYMORE..." 13 INVESTIGATESSPOKE TO THE DIRECTOR OFOPERATIONS FOR THE LODGE HESAYS..THEY'VE BEEN IN BUSINESSSERVING FIRST RESPONDERS FOR 30YEARS...HE SAID THE OWNER'SRECITIFIED..THE SITUATION BUT DID NOTELABORATE BEYOND THAT...THE POLICE UNION PRESIDENTSAYS..THE OWNER..WAS EXTREMELY SORRY ABOUT WHATHAPPENED..AND BELIEVES THIS WAS ANISOLATED..INCIDENT.

JOE BARTELS 13ACTION NEWS.METRO HAS RELEASED A STATEMENTSAYING IN PART...WHILE WE CONSIDER THIS BEHAVIORUNACCEPTABLE, WE FIRMLY BELIEVETHAT THE REFUSAL WAS ANEMPLOYEE ACTING SOLELY ON HISOWN, AND IT DOES NOT REPRESENTTHE VIEWPOINT OF THEESTABLISHMENT.POLICE ALSO SAY THE EMPLOYEEINVOLVED HAS NOW BEENSUSPENDED.A SERIOUS CRASH.....NEAR SOMERSET




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