Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park, made a second, previously unreported call to 911 in which she falsely claimed that the man "tried to assault her," a prosecutor said on Wednesday. ... Cooper was filmed calling 911 from an isolated area in Central Park after a Black man asked her to leash her dog, as the rules required. During the call, she said multiple times that an "African-American man" was threatening her, emphasizing his race to the operator as she raised her voice frantically.
Joan Illuzzi, a senior prosecutor, said that Ms. Cooper in her two 911 calls in May had used the police in a way that was "both racially offensive and designed to intimidate" and her actions were "something that can't be ignored."
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