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White Woman Who Claimed Black Man in Central Park Threatened Her, Charged with Filing False Report

HeadlineJul 07, 2020

In New York, Amy Cooper, the white woman who called 911 and falsely claimed a Black man in Central Park was threatening her, was charged Monday with filing a false report. Christian Cooper, the man in question, who was in the park birdwatching, had in fact simply asked her to leash her dog. Christian Cooper filmed the interaction, which quickly went viral.

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