Amy Cooper is the white girl who went viral earlier this 12 months for calling the New York Police Division on chicken watcher Christian Cooper (no relation) in Central Park as a result of he requested her to leash her canine. Nonetheless, now it’s been revealed that Cooper didn’t simply name the police as soon as; she made a second name truly accusing him of assault.
In keeping with the New York Times, Joan Illuzzi, a senior prosecutor, stated, “The defendant twice reported that an African-American man was placing her in peril, first by stating that he was threatening her and her canine, then making a second name indicating that he tried to assault her within the Ramble space of the park.”
The second name was revealed on Wednesday (October 13) when Ms. Cooper appeared remotely in “Manhattan Legal Court docket to reply a misdemeanor cost of submitting a false police report, which carries a most sentence of a 12 months in jail.”
She is reportedly engaged on a plea deal to keep away from jail time.
After the incident went viral, Amy Cooper advised NBC New York that she realized the gravity of what she did when she known as and lied to the police on a Black man. “I’m such a blessed particular person. I’ve come to appreciate particularly at this time that I consider [the police] as a safety company, and sadly, this has brought about me to appreciate that there are such a lot of individuals on this nation that don’t have that luxurious.”
Christian Cooper accepted her apology and stated he was not comfy labeling her as racist however that it was a “racist act.”
He additionally refused to cooperate with the Manhattan District Lawyer’s workplace’s investigation. Mr. Cooper says that he believes Amy Cooper has “already paid a steep value” for her transgression.
Mr. Cooper’s resolution sparked sizzling debates throughout Twitter, with some supporting his stance as an abolitionist and others believing he let Ms. Cooper off the hook too simply.
See the video of the incident under: