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BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)– Belleville Police Chief William Clay has lifted the ban that kept on-duty officers away from the Denny’s restaurant on South Illinois.

The chief issued the ban after a plain-clothes police officer was asked to remove their gun inside the restaurant.

A Denny’s official met with police Thursday and assured them Denny’s welcomes any law enforcement officer to carry their weapons while inside a Denny’s.

The restaurant called the situation a “misunderstanding.”

Denny’s customers tell Fox 2 they are “glad” the ban is over.

“For both parties, it is good to move on,” Madonna Woy said.

Corey Miller said he thinks the incident likely taught everyone a
valuable lesson.

“You just have to understand that police officers are here to help,” he said.

Belleville Police Banned From Denny’s