Authorities in Georgia, along with Krispy Kreme officials said Thursday that they were investigating a blog report that the police officer found the words “Black Lives Matter” written on his donut box when he went to pick them up.
Smyrna police spokesman Louis Defense told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the agency would release a statement once they have “examined the issue.”
Smyrna cop gets ‘Black Life’ watch with Krispy Kreme donuts https://t.co/VY0kFLLrOJ Photo of @bluelivesmtr. @CobbNewsNow @ajc pic.twitter.com/fbnHN8cG5L
— Ben Brasch (@ben_brasch) 12 January 2017
Sarah Roof, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina-based company, told the newspaper that the company has apologized to Smyrna police, and that the workers have a training to “enhance the mutual respect between staff and customers.
“As a company, we value every customer and strive to make our quality and deliver a superior customer experience. We started with an investigation into the matter and will take whatever steps necessary to make the values of our company are confirmed,” the statement read.
The pro-police Blue Lives Matter blog posted a photo of a Krispy Kreme box with the writing. It did not identify the officer, who says it picked up the box from a Smyrna Krispy Kreme location on Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.