*Ready or not, with or without testimony from victim Christian Cooper, the case against Amy Cooper – A/K/A Central Park Karen — will go forward as planned, according to the Manhattan DAs office.
As we reported last week, (Amy) Cooper was charged with filing a false report against Christian Cooper who asked her to leash her dog in a section of Central Park where he was bird watching.
In her May 25 911 to NYPD call, she claimed, “There’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
But, as we said up top, Christian doesn’t want to participate in her prosecution. He’s his comment about that:
“She’s already paid a steep price. That’s not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on.”
The bottom line is it doesn’t matter. Of course, the D.A.’s Office would like Christian to cooperate, but in this case, it’s not necessary — because he’s technically not the victim … it’s the city. Besides, there’s a smoking gun — the video.
Amy Cooper was fired from her job and briefly lost custody of her rescue dog after the video of her incident with Christian went viral.
If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail.