Old Navy fires workers in West Des Moines racial profiling accusation

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Three Old Navy employees have been fired following an accusation of racial profiling by a customer in Iowa.

 James Conley III said he was accused of not paying for the jacket he wore wearing into the Old Navy Store in Jordan Creek Town Center Tuesday.

He says a store employee told him that his jacket needed to be scanned to make sure it had been purchased at the store, previously. 

After Conley's accusation, the store was closed pending an investigation, and later reopened.  Conley has filed a formal complaint with the NAACP.

 In a Facebook post on Saturday, Old Navy announced that three employees who were involved were fired. 

“The situation was a violation of our policies and values, and we apologize to both Mr. Conley and to those we’ve disappointed. All of our customers deserve to be treated with respect,” the post said.

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