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Amy Cooper: White Woman Who Called Police On Black Man Has Lost Her Job, Issues Apology

Amy Cooper was terminated “effective immediately” on Tuesday from her job at investment firm Franklin Templeton.

Amy Cooper, the white woman filmed in Central Park calling the police and falsely accusing a black man of threatening her life, has lost her job in New York, United States.

Amy Cooper: White Woman Who Called Police On Black Man Has Lost Her Job, Issues Apology 1

KanyiDaily had published a video that shows how Amy Cooper was caught on camera calling the police and lying that a black man was attacking her, when he really just asked her to leash her dog in Central Park.

The video of the incident nicknamed “Central Park Karen” by social media users, caused a lot of outrage online due to the fact that her kind of action has led to a high number of killings of black men by police in the US.

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In a tweet on Tuesday night, the investment banker lost her job with Franklin Templeton, a New York City-based investment firm founded in 1947, which distanced itself from her behaviour.

Franklin Templeton said it fired Amy Cooper with immediate effect after an internal review of the incident which it described as ‘racism’.

“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the tweet reads.

Following her sack on Tuesday, Amy Cooper apologised to the black man who was later identified as Christopher Cooper, saying she had “overreacted”.

Ms Cooper apologised calling the incident “mortifying” and said Mr Cooper has “every right to request that I leash my dog in an area where it was required”.

“I want to apologise to Chris Cooper for my actions when I encountered him in Central Park yesterday. I reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions when, in fact, I was the one who was acting inappropriately by not having my dog on a leash.

“When Chris began offering treats to my dog and confronted me in an area where there was no one else nearby and said: ‘You’re not going to like what I’m going to do next’ I assumed we were being threatened when all he had intended to do was record our encounter on his phone.

“I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris.

“I hope that a few mortifying seconds in a lifetime of forty years will not define me in his eyes and that he will accept my sincere apology.”

Christopher Cooper responded to the apology during interview with NBC.

“If it’s genuine and if she plans on keeping her dog on a leash in The Ramble going forward, then we have no issues with each other,” he told CNN.

“We live in an age of Ahmaud Arbery where black men are gunned down because of assumptions people make about black men, black people, and I’m just not going to participate in that,” Mr Cooper said.

This is coming following the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was held down the polce on the neck with a knee by Minneapolis police officers as he protested that he couldn’t breathe.

The death of George Floyd has drawn outrage on social media after video showed a police officer kneeling on the black man’s neck as he cried out that he couldn’t breathe.

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