Anarchist coffee shop owner refuses to let cops respond to OD

Business co-owner called 911 and told the dispatcher not to send police

By Joe Douglass

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. — A business co-owner called 911 about a potentially deadly situation at a restaurant, and told the dispatcher not to send police. It happened at the Red & Black Cafe on Southeast 12th Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Police say John Langley, a co-owner of the restaurant, was standing out on the sidewalk with his arms crossed. They say a man inside was suffering from a heroin overdose.

"We don't allow police in here so we can totally accommodate the fire department and other emergency personnel,” Langley told a 911 dispatcher, “Not police, though."

Full StoryCo-owner of restaurant tells 911 not to send police

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