The management at a McDonald's reportedly stated that an employee tampered with food prepared for a police officer.
The employee was taken into custody after the local sheriff's office became aware of the incident. The suspect has previously accused the local police department of excessive violence for a 2017 meeting with law enforcement agencies.
The incident occurred at a McDonald's in Bakersfield, California, reports ABC 23. According to the report, the employee tampered with police food on Tuesday. She was taken into custody on Saturday morning. She was booked on the wrong number for tampering with food.
The restaurant's management became aware of the incident while reviewing images, which they handed over to authorities.
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In a press release obtained by ABC 23, the Kern County Sheriff & # 39; s Office said they were videotaped Hargrove who tampered with the food. Based on the pictures, her actions seemed intentional.
It has not been revealed what exactly Hargrove did with the food, but the Bakersfield Police Department confirmed to Bakersfield.com that a BPD officer was involved in the incident. [1
2017, Hargrove sued the city of Bakersfield with allegations of excessive power and civil rights violations after she allegedly mistook a male suspect. ABC 23 reports that officers looking for a male suspect who was 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 160 kilos approached Hargrove, who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and 120 kilos.
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The officers denied Hargrove's claims that officers used excessive force, instead claiming she resisted arrest. In October, a district court decided in favor of the arresting officers, reports ABC 23.
In a statement obtained by Fox News, McDonald's owner, Jim Abbate, said, "I want to assure our clients and law enforcement that the behavior exhibited by that person who are involved in this incident do not represent my values or my McDonald's business.When we found out about this disturbing event we quickly notified the police.We cooperate with their investigation and want law enforcement to know that they are always welcome at McDonald & # 39; s. "