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NYPD Releases Video Of James Blake Being Tackled By Officer (Video)

NEW YORK — Video surveillance released Friday of the mistaken arrest of former tennis star James Blake shows a plainclothes police officer who has a history of excessive-force complaints grabbing Blake by the arm and tackling him to the ground. Officer James Frascatore’s rough arrest of the hometown favorite outside a midtown Manhattan hotel on Wednesday prompted apologies from...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

James Blake video released

Video of James Blake being handcuffed and taken down by a police officer on Wednesday in New York City has been released. The former tennis star has said all along that he does not want an apology from the NYPD over the incident, but he wants a change regarding the unnecessary force he believes was used in the matter. NYPD releases video of James Blake being arrested. pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NYPD cop’s takedown of James Blake is pretty brutal (VIDEO)

Surveillance video released Friday shows ex-tennis star James Blake being violently taken out by an undercover NYPD cop in a case of mistaken identity outside a Manhattan hotel Wednesday night. On the video, Blake is seen quietly standing in front of a column outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan when a plainclothes officer rushes up and slams the unsuspecting Blake to the...
Via The Other Paper
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Video of James Blake being tackled by officer surfaces

Former tennis player James Blake was thrown to the ground and handcuffed while being arrested by a plainclothes officer in Manhattan on Wednesday, and we now have video of the incident which shows just how brutal the ordeal was. It was a case of mistaken identity, and the officer believed that Blake was a suspect in a fraud case, which he wasn’t. Blake was minding his own business...
Via The Sports Daily
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NYPD investigating after James Blake mistakenly arrested

James Blake was slammed to the ground and handcuffed as he left his New York hotel on Wednesday by plain-clothed police officers who mistook him for an identity theft criminal. Blake was leaving the Grand Hyatt on 42nd Street in New York and heading to the US Open when a plainclothes officer charged at him and tackled him to the ground. Soon thereafter, four other undercover officers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fire At Former Tennis Player James Blake’s House Ruled Murder-Suicide

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man shot his wife and two teenage children in the head, then scattered gasoline and fireworks around the mansion they rented before setting the home ablaze and killing himself Wednesday, deputies said Friday. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said at a news conference Friday that Darrin Campbell had purchased fireworks, gas cans and gasoline...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fire at James Blake’s house ruled murder-suicide

Four people were found dead Wednesday inside a Tampa mansion owned by former tennis player James Blake, and police have now determined that the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide. A man named Darrin Campbell was renting the mansion and had been living there for a year and a half, according to TMZ. Police […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three bodies found at tennis star James Blake's burning mansion: Report

Tampa-area firefighters found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by former tennis star James Blake, who was renting out the Tampa Bay house and not there at the time, officials said Wednesday.Hours after the fire was reported about 6 a.m. EDT, firefighters were still there putting out hot spots at the 7,600-square-foot home located north of downtown Tampa. It could be days before...
Via The Other Paper
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three found dead in fire at home of ex-tennis pro James Blake

At least three people were found dead Wednesday inside a multimillion dollar Tampa, Fla.,  home owned by retired professional tennis player James Blake, after a fire ravaged the house. Blake was not inside at the time of the fire, according to WSP-TV (with a hat tip to Deadspin). The fire reportedly broke out around 6 a.m., and unconfirmed reports from TV reporter Meredyth Consuello...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three dead in fire at James Blake's Tampa home

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say firefighters have found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by a former tennis star near Tampa. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez says the home is owned by James Blake. She says neighbors have told detectives that Blake hasn't lived in the house for a while and was renting it out. She also says detectives haven...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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