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'Not looking for a quick lawsuit' -- Blake meets with NYC mayor, police chief

  Former tennis pro James Blake, who was thrown to the ground by a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel and mistakenly arrested, emerged from a meeting with the mayor and police commissioner on Monday saying they were on the same page about the need for lasting change. "We're not looking for a quick lawsuit," Blake said after a meeting he described as very productive. "We're not...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

James Blake meets with New York's mayor, police commissioner

NEW YORK (AP) Ex-tennis pro James Blake has met with New York's mayor and police commissioner to discuss how he was tackled by a policeman during a mistaken arrest. Blake describes Monday's meeting as productive. He says he has confidence Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (BLAH'-zee-oh) is making changes that will have a lasting impact. Surveillance video of Blake's Sept. 9 arrest...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-tennis star James Blake: Fire NYC officer who tackled me

  Former tennis star James Blake, whose caught-on-camera takedown by a plainclothes New York City police officer prompted apologies from the mayor and police commissioner, told The Associated Press on Saturday that the officer who wrongly arrested him should be fired. ''I don't think this person should ever have a badge or a gun again,'' Blake, 38, said a day after surveillance...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NYC police boss, mayor apologize to James Blake for mistaken arrest

NEW YORK -- The New York City police commissioner and mayor offered apologies to tennis star James Blake Thursday as officials scrambled to deal with fallout from his mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel. The officer who forcefully arrested Blake was also put on desk duty as the episode became a headache for the department at a time when the city is hosting the U.S. Open, one...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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