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News conference (Credit: WCBS 880's Marla Diamond)

Venezuelan Tourist Cleared Of Alleged Shoplifting At Macy’s

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.

03/31/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

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.

03/05/2014

Shoppers on 5th Avenue. (file/credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton: Retailers To List Shoppers’ ‘Bill Of Rights’

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.

12/09/2013

Holiday shopping

City Slaps Macy’s With Subpoena Over Racial Profiling Case

The New York City Commission on Human Rights is investigating anti-theft practices at Macy’s following multiple claims of racial profiling.

12/04/2013

The front window of Barneys New York(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Barneys Says It Will Monitor NYPD Use Of Manhattan Store Camera Room

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.

11/27/2013

News conference (Credit: WCBS 880's Marla Diamond)

2 More Claim Racial Profiling Against Macy’s

The allegations come on the heels of a scandal involving claims of racial profiling by employees at major retailers.

11/26/2013

New York State Senator Daniel Squadron. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Squadron Calls For Clarity In Police Policy After ‘Shop-And-Frisk’ Incidents

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.

11/25/2013

The front window of Barneys New York(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Holding Hearing On Allegations Of Racial Profiling At NYC Department Stores

A pair of City Council committees are holding a hearing Wednesday on allegations of racial bias in New York City department stores.

11/20/2013

The front window of Barneys New York(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Barneys Staff Had Nothing To Do With Alleged Profiling Incidents

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.

11/19/2013

Jay-Z points as Beyonce looks on during the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center on Feb. 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jay-Z Offers Conditions For Continued Work With Barneys

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.

11/15/2013

Sharpton At Macy's

Sharpton Not Convinced That Racial Profiling Isn’t Happening At Macy’s, Barneys

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.

11/04/2013

Al Sharpton

Report: Sharpton Set To Meet With Macy’s CEO Over Racial Profiling Claims

The Rev. Al Sharpton was set to meet with the chief executive officer of Macy’s Monday to talk about allegations of racial profiling, according to a published report.

11/03/2013

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes, Removes Judge From Case

The judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with its stop-and-frisk program.

10/31/2013

Rev. Al Sharpton meets with Barneys CEO Mark Lee on Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Al Sharpton)

Sharpton, Barneys CEO Discuss Racial Profiling During ‘Candid’ Meeting

Two black customers accused the luxury store of racial profiling last week after they said they were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud after lawfully purchasing expensive items.

10/29/2013

Macy's Herald Square, as seen in March 2013. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Growing Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Racial Profiling At NYC Department Stores

Brooklyn State Sen. Eric Adams wants the New York City’s Commission on Human Rights to look into reports of unfair treatment of African-American shoppers.

10/28/2013

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