$45K Settlement Reached in NYPD Racial Profiling "Shop and Frisk" Case

Legal-Bay, a Law Cash Advance Company, says that a young black man purchased a Ferragamo belt for approximately $350 from Barneys, and was then profiled by the NYPD for credit card fraud and wrongfully arrested.

Jan 28, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that New York City has recently settled its portion of a lawsuit for $45,000 for a case in which a young black man was racially profiled for credit card fraud and then wrongfully arrested. In 2013, Travon Christian, a college student, bought a Ferragamo belt at Barneys in the Upper East Side of Manhattan for approximately $350, and paid for it with his debit card. The Queens man, who was 18 at the time, alleges he was then "hassled" by two undercover NYPD detectives and then wrongfully arrested. According to his lawsuit, Christian claims the cops said his card was fake, asked to see his ID and look in his bag, and asked him if/where he worked. He said the detectives asked how he could afford a belt like that, and also asked where he got the money from. The young black man, who was an engineering student at the time, was arrested and then detained in the 19th Precinct stationhouse, "where he was kept in a holding cell for some two hours," according to The NY Daily News. He was later released with his belongings. According to the article, the NYPD has maintained that he was only held for approximately 40 minutes, not two hours. Details of Christian's settlement with Barneys are private; however, in August of 2014, Barneys had agreed to pay $525K in fines to settle racial profiling claims after investigators found the store had been profiling black and Latino shoppers.

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