Black Actor Alleges 'Nationwide Pattern' Of Profiling In 2nd Suit Against Macy's | Roland Martin Reports

Black Actor Alleges ‘Nationwide Pattern’ Of Profiling In 2nd Suit Against Macy’s

Source: Susanna Kim and Gillian Mohoney / ABC News

Actor Rob Brown has filed another lawsuit against Macy’s and the New York Police Department, this time in federal court with the intent to build his case into a class action.

Brown, who stars as character Delmond Lambreaux in HBO’s “Treme,” says he was the victim of racial profiling in a Macy’s store and was wrongly accused of shoplifting and using a fake credit card because of his race.

Brown is an African-American who was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Our complaint against Macy’s alleges a nationwide pattern in stopping and detaining alleged shoplifters based on the color of their skin in violation of civil rights statutes,” Brown’s attorney Douglas Wigdor said of the complaint filed on Wednesday.

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  • Ron Baker

    I like the idea of action, rather than public noise making. Might not have gone the class action route, though.

  • Ron Baker

    I like the idea of action, rather than public noise making. Might not have gone the class action route, though.