By Lauren Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 12:35 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 12:35 BST, 3 May 2021
A Seattle chocolate shop employee was fired after she refused to serve two police officers last week.
The employee left after Chocolati cafe owner Christian Wong decided 'it was in the best interests of both parties to part ways with the team member'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She had refused to serve the officer, who was accompanied by a trainee, at the shop on N. 45th Street, telling the pair 'No, I won't serve you.'
The employee, who was described as a 'white female with green streaks in her hair', initially ignored the police pair who had entered the shop around 4:30pm on Tuesday, before refusing to sell them a box of chocolates.
An employee at Seattle's Chocolati cafe (pictured) was fired after she refused to serve two police officers last week
The Chocolati employee refused to serve the officer and trainee (not pictured) at the shop on N. 45th Street (file photo)
President of the Seattle Police Officers' Guild Mike Solan said the pair 'were met with a bit of hostility.
'But, based upon the amount of pushback that company has received from the public and across the nation is that people are still really supportive of the police, he told Fox News.
Chocolati initially defended the woman's right to free speech in a statement posted to Facebook on Wednesday, the day after the incident.