Charges dropped against US woman who called cops on Black birdwatcher

New York (AFP) – Charges against a white woman who called the police on a Black birdwatcher in New York’s Central Park were dropped Tuesday after she completed a program on racial bias, prosecutors said. Amy Cooper, 41, gained infamy last May when she appeared in a video calling police to falsely claim she was being threatened by an African-American man. The clip posted on Twitter was filmed by the man, Christian Cooper (no relation), who said he had asked the woman to leash her dog. Commentators accused her of putting Christian Cooper’s life in danger by trying to manipulate a police system t…

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