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White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

Created: July 06, 2020 01:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A white woman walking her dog who called the police during a recorded dispute with a Black man in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false report.

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In May, Amy Cooper drew widespread condemnation for calling 911 to report she was being threatened by “an African-American man” when bird watcher Christian Cooper appeared to keep his distance as he recorded her rant on his phone.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement on Monday that his office had charged Amy Cooper with falsely reporting the confrontation, a misdemeanor.

She was ordered to appear in court on Oct. 14.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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