Barneys says it will monitor NYC camera room

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York says it will start monitoring the police as they monitor shoppers in its flagship Manhattan store.

An internal Barneys memo sent to store security staff Tuesday says Barneys will start keeping a log of which police officers use its security room.

The memo says Barneys will maintain video and audio surveillance of the room where security staff and police watch monitors set up around the store.

The memo comes after two black shoppers said they were racially profiled at Barneys earlier this year.

Barneys has said it does not profile.

The New York Police Department has said that in both cases it took action against the shoppers after conferring with Barneys employees.

An NYPD spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the memo.

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