A white woman from New York, who in may accused a black man to threaten her life, is accused of having submitted a false notification to the police.
The state prosecutors in Manhattan on Monday. The woman, the 41-year-old Amy Cooper, must be brought before a judge on the 14. October.
she pleaded guilty, she can be punished with up to one year in prison.
already she has lost her job as a result of the case, which began as an argument between her and the black man Christian Cooper in Central Park in New York City the 25. may. Despite the same surname, there is no relation between the two.
Christian Cooper, who is an avid fuglekigger, asked the woman to take her dog on a leash, which she refused. Then she said that she would call the police.
This is shown in a video of the scene, as the man recorded on his phone and subsequently put up on Facebook.
- I will call the police and tell them that there is a black man who threatens me in life, says the woman.
- Tell them what you will, the equivalent of Christian Cooper in the video.
the Woman do as I said and ask the police to come up with the same. In the conversation refers she two times to Christian Cooper as 'african american'.
the Recording went subsequent viral on Twitter and Facebook. Only on Twitter it has been viewed almost 45 million times.
the Incident in Central Park took place a few hours before, that the black man George Floyd died during a brutal arrest in Minneapolis, after a white cop had pressed a knee against Floyd's neck for several minutes.
the Case sparked anti-racism demonstrations across the UNITED states and in many other countries under the slogan Black Lives Matter.