The video does not show Christian Cooper making any threats but does show him standing away from Amy Cooper and encouraging her to call the police, while also asking her to stay away from him. "Please call the cops," Christian Cooper says. Soon after the call, she puts a leash on the dog. Cooper, a portfolio manager and vice president of Franklin's insurance investments solutions, was walking her dog off the leash at the Ramble in Central Park when former Marvel Comics writer and editor Christian Cooper asked her to leash her dog. Amy Cooper (left) is out of a job with Franklin Templeton after a public bout of racism -- while Chuck Johnson (right), a descendant of the firm's founder, was elevated to … The video was posted by the man she called 911 on, Christian Cooper, and Cooper’s sister, Melody Cooper. Christian Cooper wrote on Facebook, “Once she put the dog on the leash, I birded my way out of the park as normal (I was done for the day and on my way out when I encountered Karen).” He added, “I’m fine… At this point, I’m getting used to this. Amy Cooper told the news network, “I think I was just scared. “Please take your phone off,” the woman says, as Christian Cooper again tells her not to come closer. Before working at Franklin Templeton, Amy Cooper worked at AIG, Citi, Lehman Brothers, and Willis Towers Watson. Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about our products and services. The police sources told TMZ the officers were dispatched to a “possible assault.” No one was arrested and no tickets or warnings were issued because no one was there, TMZ reports.

I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris. I think it’s a first step. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG.

The widely watched video — posted on Facebook by Christian Cooper and on Twitter by his sister — sparked accusations of racism and led to Amy Cooper getting fired from Franklin Templeton. Global Business and Financial News, Stock Quotes, and Market Data and Analysis. She told CNN, “I’m not a racist. Anne Tyler's career as a writer spans fifty years and twenty novels including Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist and 2015's A Spool of Blue Thread. Though the full-on racist slant was new.”, Cooper also wrote, “imagine the police responded at some point, but once she put her dog on the leash, I went back to birding (which I was wrapping up and heading out anyway). She has worked in a variety of insurance-focused roles.”. She also completed her master’s in business administration in analytical finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2009.

We’ll see if there’s any blowback the next time I’m in the park, though I doubt it. Amy Cooper is a white New York woman who was recorded in a viral video calling the police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in the Ramble section of Central Park on Memorial Day.