Amy Cooper charged by Manhatten DA with making a false report
Amy Cooper, a White woman who called 911 and falsely accused Christian Cooper, a Black man of threatening her life, after he asked her to leash her dog in The Ramble in New York City's Central Park has been charged with making a false report, the Manhatten District Attorney announced Monday.
Cooper is set for arraignment on October 14, 2020.
The footage of the encounter that Christian Cooper captured, "is widely perceived as a startling and sobering example of racial attitudes in New York City, which prides itself on its supposedly progressive ideals", the New York Times reports.
What they're saying:
“Today our Office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree. Our office will provide the public with additional information as the case proceeds. At this time I would like to encourage anyone who has been the target of false reporting to contact our Office. We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable.” — Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance