NYC Woman Fired After Falsely Accusing Black Man of 'Attacking' Her
‘I’m gonna tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.’ — This woman called the police on a Black birdwatcher after he asked her to leash her dog in accordance with park policy. She's since been fired.
In US news and current events today, NYC woman Amy Cooper had her dog off-leash in a section of Central Park that is popular for birdwatching, a section where dogs must be leashed. Chris Cooper (no relation) began filming after she refused to restrain her dog when he asked. 'I’m gonna tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life,' the NYC woman said.
The confrontation in Central Park was posted by the man’s sister, who says her brother left to continue birdwatching after he stopped filming. The NYC Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information noted that ‘police were called to the Central Park Ramble for a report of an assault,' and that no arrests or summonses were issued. The woman in the video has since been fired after the viral video took off online.