You state there was a sign that “only UNIFORMED officers could have weapons in the restaurant”. Where do you get your information?
Sax said the manager responded stating that company policy stated that only officers in uniform may have weapons. Rice went on to state there was a sign on the door indicating weapons were only allowed in the restaurant if officers were in uniform.So that point seems to be in dispute. Regardless, the restaurant has the right to ask a customer to leave if they feel that customer is making other customers uncomfortable.
[later in the story:]
Sax said there was no sign posted on the door of the restaurant stating police officers must be in uniform if they have a weapon.
This Dennys is two blocks down the street from the police station. I’m sure that all the police officers and detectives and the brass knew full well what Dennys policy on open carry was — posted or not.