Amy Cooper is the white girl who went viral earlier this yr for calling the New York Police Division on hen watcher Christian Cooper (no relation) in Central Park as a result of he requested her to leash her canine. Nevertheless, now it’s been revealed that Cooper didn’t simply name the police as soon as; she made a second name really accusing him of assault.
In accordance with the New York Times, Joan Illuzzi, a senior prosecutor, mentioned, “The defendant twice reported that an African-American man was placing her at risk, 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 Felony Court docket to reply a misdemeanor cost of submitting a false police report, which carries a most sentence of a yr 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 referred to as and lied to the police on a Black man. “I’m such a blessed individual. I’ve come to comprehend particularly immediately that I consider [the police] as a safety company, and sadly, this has brought on me to comprehend that there are such a lot of individuals on this nation that don’t have that luxurious.”
Christian Cooper accepted her apology and mentioned 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 scorching 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: