Back in May, Christian Cooper uploaded a video that showed him asking a woman to put a leash on her dog. She proceeded to call the police, saying that a Black man was threatening her life.
Amy Cooper, the woman in the video, has been charged with a misdemeanor for making false accusations when she called the police. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance released a statement on Monday, saying:
“Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable”
An appearance ticket has been sent to her and she will be arraigned on October 14. If found guilty, she could receive up to a year behind bars.