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Detroit BBQ Company Owner Releases an Official Apology to Customers and Police

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Read Tim Idzikowski’s statement here in its entirety.

Detroit BBQ Company.
Detroit BBQ Company.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Over the last 72 hours, Detroit BBQ Company owner Tim Idzikowski has experienced possibly irreparable damage to his personal and public reputation. With police and customers widely protesting comments made on his personal social media account, Idzikowski has released the following apology offered here in its entirety:

I want to express my deepest condolences and apology to the families of the fallen New York City Police Officers—senselessly killed last week; and the entire police community of officers who faithfully serve and protect in New York City, in Detroit and across our communities. The recent online comments on my personal Facebook page were initially made out of frustration—after seeing recent developments unfold regarding the Eric Garner incident in New York City.

In no way do I believe or condone violence against Police Officers in New York City, Detroit or anywhere else. I was trying to express a thought questioning at what lengths could the growing negative sentiment between some communities and the police continue before seeing more violence.

I regret and apologize for the insensitive manner in which my comments appeared on Facebook. It was a momentary lapse in judgment and in poor taste. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect citizens such as me."


Tim Idzikowski

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, Ferndale, MI (586) 855-9012