Amy Cooper called the police and falsely accused a Black man of threatening her life. Because there is now video evidence of her claims clearly being false, she will be charged with falsely reporting an incident, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
“We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable,” said Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney.
Amy Cooper was issued a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 14, 2020. According to The New York Times, if she is convicted of the crime she is charged with, she could receive a conditional discharge or be sentenced to community service or counseling rather than jail time.
Amy Cooper’s lawyer, Robert Barnes, said in a statement that she would be found not guilty and he criticized what he called a “cancel culture epidemic” for a rush to judgment.