NYPD discussing charges for Central Park 'Karen' Amy Cooper with DA

Cheryl Sanders
May 29, 2020

"I'm not sure that in that apology she recognises that while she may not be or consider herself a racist, that particular act was definitely racist".

He also condemned death threats against her and said that he was "uncomfortable with defining someone by a couple of seconds of what they've done".

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In the video, Amy Cooper, who is white and not related to the man, calls the cops on him after he asked her to leash her dog as required by the park and started video taping her.

A video of a verbal dispute between Amy Cooper, walking her dog off a leash and Christian Cooper, a black man bird watching in Central Park, is sparking accusations of racism.

"I'm not excusing the racism", he told the New York Times in a prior interview.


Amy Cooper was later fired from her job at the investment firm Franklin Templeton after an internal review, the company announced on Twitter Tuesday. She was identified as Amy Cooper, the head of insurance investment, according to a screen shot of her LinkedIn profile posted on Twitter.

"It's a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that", he said.

The woman, Amy Cooper, issued an apology saying, "I was the one who was acting inappropriately" and that "I hope that a few mortifying seconds in a lifetime of 40 years will not define me in his eyes".

Cooper had previously spoken to NBC New York, where he said he had chose to keep filming as he refused to be intimidated, and noted racism in American society.

While reflecting on her comments Thursday, Christian Cooper told "The View": "I really kind of decided consciously, I'm not going to participate in my own dehumanization".

In the video, he encouraged her when she suggested calling the police. I pull out the dog treats I carry for just for such intransigence.


"I am not going to feed into this".

The NYPD is working with the Manhattan DA's office to determine whether any charges could be brought against the white woman who called cops on a black man in Central Park, a police official said Friday. The area does not allow for dogs to roam unleashed. "He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog".

Christian Cooper is a Harvard graduate, a pioneering comic book writer and biomedical editor for Health Science Communications.

A still from the video showing Amy Cooper in Central Park.

But she told NBC New York on Monday that she "humbly and fully apologises to everyone who's seen that video".

"When I think about the police, I'm such a blessed person", she said. "I've come to realise especially today that I think of [the police] as a protection agency, and unfortunately, this has caused me to realise that there are so many people in this country that don't have that luxury".


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