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WATCH: Philadelphia Police Chief Apologizes To Men Arrested At Starbucks Shop

Commissioner Richard Ross apologized to the two men on Thursday after he previously staunchly defended police for their handling of the incident

Philadelphia’s police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city.

Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black, apologized to the two men on Thursday after he previously staunchly defended police for their handling of the incident.

Ross said that he “failed miserably” in the messaging around the arrests. He said that the issue of race is not lost on him and he shouldn’t be the person making things worse.

He said the police department did not have a policy for dealing for similar situations, but does now. He said it will be released soon.

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