The woman now known as “Central Park Karen” is facing criminal charges. Amy Cooper was arrested this morning for filing a false report.
In May, Cooper sparked national outrage after a viral video showed her calling police after a black man, who was birdwatching, asked her to put her dog on a leash. In the fallout, Cooper was fired from her job. She’s due in court this October.
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This segment aired on July 6, 2020.