Amy Cooper, the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a videotaped dispute with a Black man in New York’s Central Park in May, could resolve the case by participating in a program to educate her and the community “on the harm caused by such actions,” a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Cooper appeared by video at an arraignment but did not enter a plea to the misdemeanor charge. The case, which had been on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic after garnering worldwide attention, was adjourned until Nov. 17 to allow prosecutors and her lawyer to work on a possible resolution.
Cooper made two 911 calls about the encounter, prosecutors said. In the call captured on a widely seen video of their exchange, she claimed the man was threatening her. In the second, previously unreported call, prosecutors said Cooper falsely alleged the man had “tried to assault her.”
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