Amy Cooper: White woman who called police on black man fired from her job

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Amy Cooper, the white woman filmed in Central Park calling the police and falsely accusing a black man of threatening her life, has lost her job.

The investment banker lost her job with Franklin Templeton, a New York City-based investment firm founded in 1947, which distanced itself from her behaviour.

“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the company wrote on Twitter.

Amy Cooper was walking her dog on Monday morning when Christian Cooper (no relation) advised her to put it on a leash.

The dog was in a part of the park called the Ramble, where dogs were required to be on a leash, according to signposts around the area.

Christian Cooper was bird-watching before the incident.

He plucked out his iPhone, recorded the incident and posted the video on Facebook.

“I’m taking a picture and calling the cops.

“I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life,” Amy can be heard in the video saying.

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Amy Cooper has since publicly apologised over the incident.

“I’m not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way,” she said.

But that did not stop her employer from giving her the sack.

Some rights groups have called for her to be banned from the park for life.

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