An investment company she work in NYC Franklin Templeton has announced on Twitter on Tuesday it had sacked an employee, “effective immediately”.
“We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the tweet said.
Christian Cooper, was at the park at the time to watch birds asked the woman who also her name is Cooper to leash her dog because he feared it could endanger wildlife.
Mr Cooper Amy Cooper (no relation) were in a part of Central Park called the Ramble, a popular area for bird watchers where dogs must be leashed at all times, according to the rules.
As soon he began filming her, Ms Cooper told him she would phone police and tell them “there’s an African-American man threatening my life”.
She then called the emergency operator and repeated, “He’s African-American”, before pleading for them to send an officer.