NYPD officers on Tuesday received new official guidelines for use of the stop-and-frisk method, in response to a federal ruling that concluded that the method discriminated against minorities.
Macy’s has agreed to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Herald Square.
Brown filed the lawsuit after he said he was falsely accused of credit card fraud at Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square last year.
A married couple allegedly mistaken for an illegal livery cab driver and a passenger is suing the Taxi & Limousine Commission for $3 million, alleging racial profiling.
A Venezuelan tourist was acquitted Monday of shoplifting at Macy’s Herald Square flagship store, in one of several cases of shoppers saying they were wrongly accused of stealing at major New York City retailers.
New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
The Rev. Al Sharpton says civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights is investigating anti-theft practices at Macy’s following multiple claims of racial profiling.
An internal Barneys memo sent to store security staff Tuesday said Barneys would start keeping a log of which police officers use its security room.
The allegations come on the heels of a scandal involving claims of racial profiling by employees at major retailers.
New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) announced legislation Monday that would require the NYPD to disclose the extra police services it provides to businesses, in light of allegations of racial profiling at department stores.
A pair of City Council committees are holding a hearing Wednesday on allegations of racial bias in New York City department stores.
In a report released Tuesday, Barneys said it never asked its employees to check out two African-American customers who said they were victims of racial profiling.
In the face of racial profile allegations against Barneys New York, rapper Jay-Z says he will still sell his clothing line at the store.
The meeting follows an incident in which a leading actor on the HBO series “Treme” was detained nearly an hour by police after buying his mother an expensive watch.