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Macy's, NYC settle "shop-and-frisk" suit with HBO actor

New York – According to a report in Reuters, actor Rob Brown of HBO's "Treme" settled a lawsuit against Macy's Inc. and the City of New York.

The report said that the retailer announced that the federal discrimination suit, involving allegations of "shop-and-frisk" racial profiling, had been settled between the parties and so U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield dismissed the case on Wednesday.

Brown sued Macy’s and the city in November for false imprisonment, assault and battery. He said that after purchasing a $1,300 gold Movado watch he was detained and held at the store. The incident, as well as others, was part of a debate about racial stereotyping in stores, a practice that became known as "shop and frisk," which is a twist on the provocative New York City policing practice of "stop and frisk."

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