Macy’s Sued by NYPD Officer for Racial Profiling, Jay Z/Barneys Charity Event Cancelled

By Lora Neng
November 20, 2013

Yet another report of racial profiling by large retailers emerged in New York, first Barneys and now Macy’s. On Black Friday of last year, a Hispanic NYPD officer was accused of shoplifting and lost her job due to the claim. Nearly a year later, the department store security staff came clean that she had lied when reporting that Jenny Mendez confessed to the crime. Now Mendez is suing Macy’s for $40 million in damages for racial profiling.

The lawsuit filed on Friday at the Bronx Civil Supreme Court also accuses management at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square of encouraging security to lie on their internal theft reports. The Huffington Post writes that Mendez was acquitted of shoplifting charges, but the same store already faced accusations of racial profiling against “Treme” actor Robert Brown.

Meanwhile, Jay Z continues to be face pressure from fans to withdraw his new clothing line when two other black shoppers were frisked by Barneys security. He announced that he would continue with the partnership by donating all proceeds from his holiday collection launch to his Shawn Carter Foundation, but Barneys issued the statement, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been canceled.”

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