Atlanta Gym Bans Police Officers, Military From Joining

EAV Barbell Club (Instagram)

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta gym owner has banned police officers and active military members from working out at his facility.

Jim Chambers put up a sign on the door of EAV Barbell Club that used an expletive to announce that police aren’t welcome there. Chambers says his gym has “had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy” since it opened. He says active members of the military also aren’t eligible for membership.

The Atlanta Police Department said the policy wouldn’t prevent them from responding to an emergency at the gym.

Chambers says he’s taken the sign down due to its vulgarity, but plans to replace it with a clean version. He said that people who work out there are generally minorities who are uncomfortable with law enforcement.

 

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