NYPD Releases Video of Tennis Star James Blake’s Arrest
Blake’s arrest began after police received a tip from an Internet courier service that had received suspicious orders, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said in a news conference on Thursday.
The sting resulted in the arrests of two men who were at the same hotel as Mr. Bratton said.
The officer was placed on modified duty following the incident, which drew quick apologies from MayorBill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton. Blake, Chief Boyce said.
Before the operation, the courier service gave the NYPD a photo from a social media account of a person believed to be one of the suspects, Chief Boyce said, which bore a striking resemblance to Mr. He couldn’t be reached for comment.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the union that represents police officers, said Thursday that placing the officer on modified duty was “premature and unwarranted.”
The officer has had four complaints filed against him with the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the independent city agency that investigates police misconduct, according to a law-enforcement official. An earlier version of this article mistakenly excluded the word “not.”
NYPD Releases Video of Tennis Star James Blakes Arrest – WSJ
The New York Police Department released surveillance video Friday of retired tennis star James Blake’s mistaken arrest on Wednesday.
The use of force is only one of the issues investigators are probing. ET3 COMMENTS
The New York Police Department released surveillance video Friday of tennis player James Blake being mistakenly arrested Wednesday, as the tennis star said the apologies he received from city officials are “not enough.”
The video shows Mr.
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James Blake appears not to be resisting arrest in a video released by the NYPD Friday. In addition, officers had been working with an Instagram photo of a suspect who looked like Mr. Blake went on to say he hopes the incident will be a “catalyst for change in the relationship between the police and the public they serve” and asked that the city make “a significant financial commitment” to improve the relationship between law enforcement and citizens in certain neighborhoods.
The operation that led to Mr. The NYPD didn’t release the photo, which turned out to be of an innocent person, Chief Boyce said.
Since the incident, Officer Frascatore has been placed on modified duty, according to police officials. . Three of the complaints were not substantiated, while another was partially substantiated, said the official. Earlier
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Shortly after the video was released, Mr. Blake, who appears to not be resisting arrest, as he cuffs his hands behind his back during a botched credit card fraud sting.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau interviewed Mr. Blake. 11, 2015 4:51 p.m. Blake Thursday night, and the investigation is ongoing, said department spokesman Stephen Davis in a statement. Blake, 35 years old, leaning against a pillar outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel near Grand Central Terminal when the officer sprints toward him, turns him around and wraps his arms around him before spinning him to the pavement.
The undercover officer–identified by a law-enforcement official as James Frascatore, 38, a four-year veteran of the NYPD–is seen kneeling on top of Mr. Blake’s “twin,” several officials said, and ended up being a person not involved with the fraud scheme.
Investigators are also looking into whether the officer identified himself and if officers filed the right paperwork–including voided arrest and stop-and-frisk forms,Mr. Blake, who is biracial, released a statement reiterating earlier comments that the officer didn’t identify himself, ask his name or “in any way afford me the dignity and respect due every person who walks the streets of this country.”
And while he said he greatly appreciated the apologies, “extending courtesy to a public figure mistreated by the police is not enough.”
Mr. The incident is under investigation. Photo: NYPDByMark MoralesSept