Starbucks, city of Philadelphia reach settlement with African-American men arrested in April
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Starbucks says it has reached a financial settlement with two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything.
The company says it is not yet disclosing the details.
The announcement came the same day the two men reached a settlement with the city of Philadelphia. Under that agreement, the two men will each get a symbolic $1 each and the city pledged $200,000 to start a program for young entrepreneurs.
The arrest of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson on April 12 touched off a furor around the U.S. over racial profiling.
They were led away in handcuffs after the manager called police, saying the men refused to buy anything or leave. After spending hours in jail, they were released and no charges were filed.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson came to Philadelphia to personally apologize. He also announced Starbucks stores would close May 29 for training on bias.