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NYPD trial begins for officer in James Blake arrest mixup

NYPD trial begins for officer in James Blake arrest mixup”

Shortly after the incident, the NYPD said Officer Frascatore and his team were looking for a suspect in a high-end credit card luxury scam. At one point, Blake said, Frascatore told him, "You know you're safe, right?"

I spoke with James Blake after his testimony during a NYPD disciplinary hearing about the 2015 incident in which he was mistakenly arrested by the NYPD.

Frascatore is facing an administrative charge of using excessive police force in throwing Blake to the ground during the takedown outside the hotel on September 9, 2015, which was caught on surveillance videos. The judge will recommend a potentially more severe punishment, including dismissal from the nation's largest police force, to the police commissioner. He says he wants the police officer who tackled him two years ago to be fired.

The officers also testified that he apologized to Blake once the blunder was discovered.

Testifying at the departmental trial of Frascatore on Tuesday, Blake, who was staying at the hotel with others affiliated with the United States Tennis Association during the 2015 U.S. Open, said he believed the cop might have been an old friend rushing to greet him as he waited for a ride to the tournament. "I don't know why I'm here".

After being freed without an apology from the officer, a "dazed" Blake's first instinct was to "tough it out and walk it off", he testified.

When it was over, the officer offered a handshake, but didn't apologize, Blake said.

"It shouldn't happen to me". "There needs to be accountability for everybody".

The defense is expected to stress that the officer took proper action when confronting and handcuffing someone he initially believed was a suspect in a criminal investigation.

His arrest stirred controversy after a security video showed the officer slamming down him and handcuffing him outside a Manhattan hotel.

In exchange, the city created the James Blake CCRB Fellowship earlier this year to help people navigate the board's process.

In an opening statement, attorney Stephen Worth argued the officer was following orders when he used a takedown move on Blake that police use every day without being disciplined. Blake says he could sue but he does not want the money - money is not what he's after.



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