In a statement published in Tuesday's New York Times, Christian Cooper announced that he won’t be cooperating with the investigation into false reporting charges brought against Amy Cooper, who called the police on him in late May after he asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. Video of the racist 911 call went viral, resulting in Amy Cooper losing her job and facing intense blowback on social media.
Speaking on Boston Public Radio Thursday, former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral said she doesn’t share Christian Cooper’s generosity and hopes to see charges brought against the woman.
"There is this perception that if you have a witness or a victim who does not wish to participate, then you should drop the case,” she said. “And I point to domestic violence cases as the perfect example for why that ought never to happen, why the DA has a larger obligation — in the public’s interest — to bring certain kinds of cases, regardless of what might be motivating a victim or a witness to decline participation.”
"She was willing to have Christian Cooper suffer the ultimate consequence of her behavior," Cabral continued. "I really don’t want to have a discussion about how she is dealing with the consequences of her behavior."