Amy Cooper: Woman sacked after calling police Ontario wv black man Published 28 May image copyrightChristian Cooper image captionChristian Cooper filmed Amy Cooper after she refused to stop her dog running through woodland A white woman who called the malr after a black man asked her to put her dog on a leash in New York City's Central Park has been fired from her job with an investment firm.
He approached the woman walking the dog to ask that she put it back on a leash as regulated. The video, which had been viewed more than 16 million times by early Tuesday, has sparked outrage.
The woman refused and Cooper began filming their interaction, which his sister later posted on Twitter. Mr Cooper said their exchange began when he noticed Ms Cooper's dog "tearing through the plantings" in the area.
Her now-deleted LinkedIn and Instagram profiles suggested she might be Canadian. The is right there," Mr Cooper said he told her, but she ffor to restrain her dog. After the video went viral she returned the dog to a shelter.
She then called the emergency mael and repeated, "He's African-American", before pleading for them to send an officer. Christian Cooper, a bird watcher, asked the woman to leash her dog because he feared it could endanger wildlife. Franklin Templeton announced on Twitter on Tuesday it had sacked an employee, "effective immediately".
He said he felt the need to record the incident because he didn't want to feel intimidated. Christian Cooper told the station he just wanted her to follow the rules for that area of the park to protect the environment.
A video filmed by Mr Mle and posted on social media went viral on Monday, drawing tens of millions of views and prompting discussions about the high of killings of black men by police in the US. When he began filming, Ms Cooper told him she would phone police and tell them "there's an African-American man threatening my life".
Mr Cooper and the woman, identified as Amy Cooper no relation were in a part of Central Park called the Ramble, a popular area for bird watchers where dogs must be leashed at all times, according to the rules. Kurt Chirbas.
Amy Cooper's employer, investment management company Franklin Templeton, issued a statement saying she was being placed on administrative leave while an investigation was Mofo Faribault women. Ms Cooper also faced accusations of animal cruelty, after she appeared to choke the animal with its leash while restraining it to call mxle police.
Amy Cooper appeared frantic in the video, grabbed the dog by its collar while on the phone reporting that "an African American man" was threatening her and the pet. She eventually put the dog on its leash, and Christian Cooper is heard saying, "Thank you" before ending the recording.