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Way back in April of 2013,? Queens college student? Trayon Christian? was detained and questioned by the NYPD after purchasing a $349 Salvatore Ferragamo belt from Barneys New York. Christian filed a lawsuit against? Barneys ?for racial profiling and received $525,000 in a settlement, but according to new court documents , the retailer still denies that they did anything wrong.
Christmas True Religion Bootcut Jeans, At most, ( Barneys ) is merely alleged to have notified the NYPD of plaintiff¡¦s purchase, read a statement by Barney's attorneys in the? new court documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court . Simply providing information to the police ¡X even if subsequently found to be in error ¡X does not subject the informant to liability for false arrest.
According to earlier reports , Barneys notified the police of Christian's purchase and alleged that the debit card he used was fake. Undercover officers stopped Christian outside and asked him a series of questions about his identity and how he could afford such an expensive accessory, before handcuffing him and taking him to the 19th Precinct where he was allegedly detained for two hours.
Christmas True Religion Bootcut Jeans The attorneys argue that Christian suffered no harm through any conduct by Barneys. Because he was not denied access to the store, restricted from making a purchase or questioned by Barneys personnel upon exiting, the retailer feels that legally, he can not claim that they racially profiled him.?
Basically what they're saying is that even though they made the phone call, they were not directly involved in what happened outside of their store, which makes very little sense. We firmly believe profiling is at the core of the problem, said Kirsten John Foy, regional director for Sharpton¡¦s National Action Network. Whether it was Barneys or the police ¡X the court needs to determine that...We hope the legal jargon does not reflect (Barneys) corporate conscience.