Amy Cooper, who called the cops on Christian Cooper who urged her to leash her dog in Central Park, is being charged for false police report.
According to The Associated Press, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Monday said in a statement that his office has charged Amy Cooper for falsely reporting the face-off, which can land her for a maximum of a year behind the bars.
On May 27th, ahead of the sweeping George Floyd incident, Amy Cooper got into a tiff with an African-American man in New York City’s Central Park Area. Amy Cooper was walking her dog without a leash in an area that asks dog walkers to lear their pets. Christian Cooper who was bird-watching in the same area urged Amy Cooper to leash her dog. Refusing to do so, she in turn dialed 911 on the man alleging “there’s an African American man threatening my life.”
The whole confrontation was filmed by Christian Cooper on camera, who appeared to maintain distance from Amy Cooper while she was ranting. After the video went live on twitter it took the social media on storm.
Amy Cooper did isse a public apology though a public relations servie. She said she “reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions.”
“I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris,” she said in the statement.
Amy’s employer, Franklin Templeton shortly fired her citing the company does not: “tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.” Amy Cooper’s attorney said she would fight the charge who said his client has already lost her ‘public life’ and now “some demand her freedom?”
The Associated Press noted, Amy Cooper’s incident sparked the New York lawmakers to pass a law in June, making it easier to sue people for misreporting the cops or call them “without reason” under the civil rights law.