CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold spoke with the vice president of human resources at Pieology. She said they were mortified and only learned about the receipt Monday morning.
Pieology released this statement: “The actions of this employee do not in any way reflect the thoughts of Pieology and we are taking swift and serious action to rectify the situation, including terminating the offending employee.”
Torrance police said they were upset by the words but more concerned about why someone would feel that way about their department.
“We have a community that really supports law enforcement, and we support our community. So the first thing we thought of was what happened and how can we be better?” Sgt. Ronald Harris of Torrance Police Department said.
Pieology said it immediately fired the female employee who wrote the slur on the receipt and apologized to the officers.
The pizzeria said it will offer a 50-percent discount to uniformed service members.