Amy Cooper Charged With Filing a False Police Report
More than a month after a white woman called the police on a Black man who politely asked her to follow Central Park’s strict dog-leash rules — an incident that drew national headlines and ensuing outrage after a video of the encounter went viral — she is now facing legal repercussions. On Monday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced that it is charging the woman, Amy Cooper, with filing a false police report.
“Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree,” Cyrus R. Vance, the Manhattan district attorney, said in a statement. “We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of