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Ex-tennis Pro James Blake Wants Apology From NYPD for Arrest

Ex-tennis Pro James Blake Wants Apology From NYPD for Arrest
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Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:36 AM

Former tennis professional James Blake says he wants an apology from New York City police after his mistaken arrest.

Blake said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that everyone should be held accountable for their actions, including police.

He says he was standing outside Manhattan's Grand Hyatt New York hotel on Wednesday waiting to head to the U.S. Open when he looked up from his cellphone and saw an officer charging him. He says he was body-slammed and handcuffed.

He told officers to check his identification, and he was released. Blake says the officer never identified himself.

The officer has been stripped of his gun and badge. Police are investigating.

Police Commissioner William Bratton tells CNN the man police were searching for looked like "the twin brother of Mr. Blake."

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Former tennis professional James Blake says he wants an apology from New York City police after his mistaken arrest.Blake said Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America that everyone should be held accountable for their actions, including police.He says he was standing...
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