Retail Giants Face 'Shop And Frisk' Subpoenas From NYC

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 1:34 PM EST) -- New York City’s human rights agency said Wednesday that it will issue subpoenas to major retailers if they don’t provide information about the alleged “shop and frisk” racial profiling of black and Hispanic shoppers, shortly after Macy’s Inc. was hit with a class action containing similar allegations.

Human Rights Commissioner Pat Gatling said the CEOs of 17 retailers, including giants like Macy’s, Barneys New York Inc., CVS Caremark Corp., Bloomingdale’s Inc. and Saks Fifth Avenue, were sent letters seeking two years of information about which people...
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