Black man who had cops called on him by Central Park 'Karen' NOT cooperating with cops: 'She’s paid a steep price'
As per the man, Amy Cooper has already paid a steep price and that’s 'enough of a deterrent to others' and bringing her more misery 'just seems like piling on'
The man who is at the center of Central Park 'Karen' 911 fiasco has said that he will not be cooperating with the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation, a report reveals. Central Park 'Karen', Amy Cooper, was arrested on Monday, July 6, and she will face almost a year in jail if convicted. Amy had called the police on a Black birdwatcher, Christian Cooper, who had requested her to keep her dog on a leash while at Central Park.
The 41-year-old woman was hit with one count of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. Christian Cooper spoke to the New York Times on Tuesday and said that Amy had suffered more than enough since the incident that took place in May. As a result of the encounter, Amy Cooper was fired from her job. Christian shared, "On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep price. That’s not enough of a deterrent to others?" Christian added, "Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on. So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me."
We had earlier shared that Amy was also given a desk appearance ticket and was told to return to court on October 14 for her sentencing, as per New York Post. District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr said in a statement, "Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper. Our office will provide the public with additional information as the case proceeds."
"At this time I would like to encourage anyone who has been the target of false reporting to contact our office. We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable," Vance Jr added. Social media users have posted about how much respect they have for Christian Cooper and praised him for being a very good person. One such user shared, "I think she should be punished as an example. That man is too good for this world. I hope she undergoes a real transformation." Another added, "Mr Cooper is a generous, elegant man -- but she filed a false police report. Weaponized the police, endangered his life, and abused public resources. I think she should be prosecuted. Losing her job is not relevant to a DA's decision."
"Christian Cooper is here displaying an extraordinary level of grace and forgiveness to us. I think his wishes should have some sway in this," wrote a third. Another social media user echoed the same sentiments and commented, "Shows you what a decent, forgiving and loving person he is. Good for him for feeling and saying that. But they should throw the book at her. (And I sure wish they hadn’t given that poor dog back to her)."
Amy had previously spoken to CNN and issued an apology where she said, "I'm not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way," she shared, adding that she also meant no harm to the African American community. "I think I was just scared," she shared. "When you’re alone in the Rumble, you don't know what’s happening. It’s not excusable, it’s not defensible." She also said that her "entire life is being destroyed right now."