Woman charged in Central Park 9-1-1 call

NEW YORK CITY (NBC) — The Manhattan District Attorney filed a misdemeanor charge against the woman who called police on a Black man who was birdwatching in Central Park this past May.

The D.A.’s office also revealed that Amy Cooper had made a second 9-1-1 call about the encounter repeating her false assault accusation.

The May 25th incident involved a disagreement over Cooper’s unleashed dog.

She’s heard on the video saying, “I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.”

She called 9-1-1 and followed through on that threat.

The man filmed the incident and the video went viral, highlighting the dangers that Black men face in America.

Cooper is facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree.

The victim, Christian Cooper, is not related to Amy Cooper.

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