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    Arby's CEO Visits South Florida Amid Police Controversy

    Arby's CEO Paul Brown visits South Florida amid a controversy involving police. (Published Friday, Sept. 4, 2015)

    Arby's executives traveled to South Florida on Friday to serve up an apology to local law enforcement.

    The visit follows an incident involving Arby's manager Angel Mirabel, clerk Kenneth Davenport and a Pembroke Pines police officer. Davenport allegedly refused to serve the officer.

    The incident happened at the Pembroke Pines Arby's. 

    Sgt. Jennifer Martin pulled up to the drive-thru to place an order. According to the incident report, Martin said Davenport seemed slightly rude and short with his responses.

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    When she went up to the window, Mirabel said, "He doesn't want to serve you because you're a police officer."

    The next day, Davenport showed up at the restaurant and claimed the incident was a misunderstanding and it was a joke.

    Mirabel has since been fired and Davenport has been suspended.

    Arby's CEO Paul Brown met with Florida PBA Union executives following the controversy.

    In addition, as a sign of the company's sincere apology, Arby's served up free food to all law enforcement officers in the Miami area on Friday.

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