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The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: January 20 – 26

We know that your week can get busy, and the time you have to catch up on the news from around the retail loss prevention industry is often stolen away by other things. That’s why the LPM team sifts through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant LP news to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.

Here’s What You May Have Missed

A Texas man is suing Macy’s and the parent company of Sunglass Hut after the two companies allegedly relied on error-prone facial recognition technology to falsely accuse him of armed robbery. He was held in jail for nearly two weeks, where he was allegedly beaten and raped.

California, New York, and Virginia Take Steps to Stop Retail Crime
Monday was a banner day for retail theft legislation. In Virginia, lawmakers safeguarded a recent law that makes ORC a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. New York State Senator Jessica Ramos introduced the Retail Worker Safety Act. And California lawmakers gathered in support of AB 1772, which would introduce harsher penalties for retail crime.

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3 Suspects Facing 50 Felonies for Alleged Series of Bay Area Retail Thefts
Three people are facing dozens of felony charges after allegedly going on a spree of organized retail thefts in the Bay Area from September to November, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday.

Amazon’s French Warehouses Fined Over Employee Surveillance
France’s data protection agency said that it had fined Amazon’s French warehouses $34.9 million for an “excessively intrusive” surveillance system that aimed to keep track of staff performance.

Attorney General Kicks Off ORC Alliance Efforts in Arkansas
Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin issued a statement following a meeting to formally kick off Arkansas’ efforts as a part of the Organized Retail Crime Alliance (ORCA).

Chicago Moves to Crack Down on ‘Filthy’ Dollar Stores
The Chicago City Council’s Committee on License and Consumer Protection advanced an ordinance that would limit where new small-box retailers can build stores while adding regulations to prompt operators to be more responsive to customer complaints. This comes after a South Side alderman voiced numerous issues with dollar stores in his ward.

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