The local police union posted a notice on its Facebook page on Friday ‘thanking’ the Smithfields Chicken & Barbeque Jones Sausage in Garner.
‘The manager sang along as well. Do you really feel that was appropriate?’ the scathing post continued.
The post went viral. Since it first went up on Friday, it has been liked over 200 times and shared over 2,600 times.
It takes on themes of police brutality and racial profiling, though critics say it incites violence against police officers.
The Facebook post prompted David Harris, the owner of the Garner location, to apologize.
Harris promised ‘a thorough investigation’ while also vowing to ‘terminate anyone employed that doesn’t share our RESPECT of ALL law enforcement.’
‘This is something that, unfortunately, officers have to deal with now on a regular basis,’ Raleigh police union head Matthew Cooper told the News Observer.