Woman who Called Police on Black Man Fired by Employer

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Racist Woman Fired from Her Job after Calling Cops on Black Man

A woman who went viral for calling cops on a black man after he asked her to leash her dog was fired from her job, her employer said Tuesday.

Amy Cooper was walking her dog Monday morning while Christian Cooper (no relation) was bird-watching. The confrontation between the woman and the man took place in a section of New York City’s Central Park known as the Ramble, where rules required that dogs be leashed.

Christian Cooper recorded video of part of their encounter and posted it on Facebook and it became a trending topic on Twitter. In the Video, Christian was largely silent while Amy told police that he was threatening her and her dog.

Following the incident, Amy was fired from her job at an investment company Tuesday. Her employer Franklin Templeton said that the decision to terminate the employee involved was effective immediately and the company did not tolerate any kind of racism.