The head of Nordstrom Rack plans to meet with three black teens who were falsely accused of stealing from one of the retailer’s locations in suburban St. Louis. The President, Geevy Thomas, reached out to the teens after employees at a Brentwood store called the cops for shoplifting. Mekhi Lee, Dirone Taylor and Eric Rogers II said were simply browsing the store for prom clothes, when they noticed staff following them around the store.
“We didn’t handle this situation well, and we apologized to these young men and their families,” the company said in a statement to the Post-Dispatch. “We’re enhancing our internal practices and trainings to help ensure this doesn’t happen again. We want all customers to feel welcome when they shop with us, and we don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind.”