The Red & Black Cafe is no place for a man in blue.
Police Officer James Crooker was asked to leave the vegan coffee shop in Portland, Ore., last month, a discriminatory move but not altogether uncommon at the java joint, a detective told FoxNews.com.
Crooker, 36, a 2-year veteran of the force, entered the on May 18 and bought a cup of coffee before a customer approached him and said she appreciated his efforts.
That’s when John Langley, one of the co-owners of the collectively managed shop, approached the cop and asked him to leave.
Crooker left immediately. It was the first time something like this has happened to him in his nine-year law enforcement career, he told.
“This is Portland,” Wheat told FoxNews.com. “We have been dealing with that for years and years and years. It’s a very liberal leftist city. We have anarchists here and we deal with them on a regular basis.”