The woman who called the police to accuse a black man of threatening her and her dog in New York City’s Central Park allegedly made a second call to 911 to falsely claim the man “tried to assault her,” the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Amy Cooper appeared in court remotely to answer misdemeanor charges of filing a false police report and negotiate a plea deal that would allow her to avoid jail time, the Times reported. She was caught on camera in May by Christian Cooper in Central Park with an unleashed dog. The situation escalated after he asked her to keep her dog on a leash, and when he wouldn’t stop recording her she threatened to call the police and tell them “there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
Amy Cooper, a White woman seen on video angrily calling the police on a Black man in NYC’s Central Park, is facing a misdemeanor charge.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 6, 2020
While speaking with New York Police Department dispatch, Amy reportedly specified the man’s