NEW YORK (AP) — Video surveillance released Friday of the mistaken arrest of former tennis star James Blake shows…
NYC ARREST VIDEO OF JAMES BLAKE (FORMER TENNIS STAR)
This has left me speechless.
This is one of those stories along with an accompanying video that makes me sick to my stomach. My hope and my wish is that James Blake will sue the arresting officer and the NYC Police Department. There are too many ways that this incident could have been avoided but instead… this young man was humiliated and cuffed because this overzealous (I could include more adjectives) officer did not do due diligence. He could have easily identified himself and… questioned Blake until he was satisfied that this was/was not the suspect that he was looking for.
Here is a picture of Blake and the suspect that they were seeking.
Blake is on the left and the unidentified suspect’s picture is on the right.
Check out the story from the Associated Press below:
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Posted on 09/12/2015, in Cases, Cops Gone Wild, James Blake, Potpourri and tagged false arrest, James Blake, James Frascatore, mistaken identity, New York, tennis. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.