White woman fired for calling police on black man
Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police on a black man in the New York Central Park has been relieved of her finance job on Tuesday 26th May 2020.
At the Central Park on Monday, Amy was asked by the black man, Christian Cooper to leash her dog as required at the Park.
She instead called 911 raising false alert that she was being threatened by the black man.
In a statement by Franklin Templeton, the company Amy worked for, it was confirmed, that “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.”
Cooper, according to her LinkedIn Profile was the president at Franklin Templeton company with her specialization in insurance accounting and regulatory issues, asset liability management and strategic asset allocation.
“Amy M. Cooper leads the insurance portfolio management and strategy business at Franklin Templeton," reads Amy’s profile.
The Incident which happened on Monday at the Park has brought Amy in the spotlight, when Cooper, an avid birder politely asked her to put her dog on a leash.
Amy did not welcome the idea and instead decided to call the police.
While about dialing 911 she said, “I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”
She was actually being filmed as she was about placing the call.
“I’m in the Ramble, and there’s a man, African American,” she said sounding threatened while on the phone with the police.
As soon as she was through with the call, Christian Cooper was heard politely saying, “Thank you” to Amy in the viral video which as of Tuesday afternoon had had 22,000 comments on Facebook and 30 million views on Twitter.