Black teen sues Barneys and NYPD for racial profiling

A 19-year-old black teenager is suing retail store Barneys and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) after he said he was racially profiled, arrested, and detained for buying an expensive designer belt. College student Trayon Christian said that he used an approved debit card to buy a $349 Ferragamo belt on April 29, but that Barneys employees specifically targeted him and called the NYPD.

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Photo: Wiki Common/Jim Henderson

Black teen sues Barneys and NYPD for racial profiling

A 19-year-old black teenager is suing retail store Barneys and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) after he said he was racially profiled, arrested, and detained for buying an expensive designer belt. College student Trayon Christian said that he used an approved debit card to buy a $349 Ferragamo belt on April 29, but that Barneys employees specifically targeted him and called the NYPD.

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Photo: Wiki Common/Jim Henderson

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