Central Park: Amy Cooper has criminal case against her dismissed

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A white woman who called police on a black man bird watching in New York’s Central Park has had the criminal case against her dismissed. Prosecutors say Amy Cooper completed a therapy course addressing racial bias and asked for her charge to be dropped. A video of Ms Cooper went viral in 2020 and sparked outrage across the US. In it she was seen threatening Christian Cooper, no relation, with the police after he reportedly asked her to put her dog on a lead. The incident happened the same day that unarmed black man George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, triggering weeks of national and global anti-racism protests.(BBC)…[+]