Amy Cooper Told Police Black Bird-Watcher 'Tried To Assault Her'

  • Amy Cooper Told Police Black Bird-Watcher 'Tried To Assault Her'

Amy Cooper Told Police Black Bird-Watcher 'Tried To Assault Her'

No plea was entered and the case was adjourned until November 17 as the prosecutor and defence work toward a possible disposition.

Christian Cooper accepted her apology and said he was not comfortable labeling her as racist but that it was a "racist act". However, now it's been revealed that Cooper didn't just call the police once; she made a second call actually accusing him of assault.

"Amy Cooper engaged in racist criminal conduct when she falsely accused a Black man of trying to assault her in a previously unreported second call with a 911 dispatcher", District Attorney Vance said.

On Oct. 13, Illuzzi-Orbon stated, "Using the police in a way that is both racially offensive and created to intimidate is something that can't be ignored".

Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon described the second call as Cooper was being arraigned by video in a case that had garnered worldwide attention but was put on hold for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The range of options could include some type of racial sensitivity training or a public awareness campaign. "This process can be an opportunity for introspection and education".

In a statement, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Amy Cooper, walking her dog who called the police during a videotaped dispute with Christian Cooper, a Black man, was charged Monday, July 6, 2020, with filing a false report. On the video he recorded of their exchange, he sounded calm and appeared to keep a safe distance from her. "He's recording me and threatening me and threatening my dog", she then tells the operator. The dog was later returned to her.

There is no relation between Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper.

Amy Cooper, 40, rose to internet infamy in May when she appeared in a video calling police to claim that she was being threatened by an African-American man.

As she flails and drags her dog on a leash, causing it to choke, she calls the police on Christian.

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In May, Cooper first called 911 and told an NYPD dispatcher that a Black male was threatening her while she was inside the Central Park Ramble, a secluded section of Central Park popular with birdwatchers. Instead, she called 911.

Following the incident, Amy Cooper was dubbed "Central Park Karen" - Karen being a term for women seen as acting racist and entitled. Amy Cooper reportedly retracted the accusation after the police arrived on the scene. "I did not mean to harm that man in any way", she said.

It also occurred the same day George Floyd, a Black man, died on a Minneapolis street while his neck was under the knee of a white police officer for more than eight minutes.

She admitted to the police who responded to her call that the male had made no physical contact with her.