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NY top cop apologizes to Blake

NEW York City Police Commissioner William Bratton apologized to former US tennis star James Blake, who was arrested after being wrongly identified as a suspect in a fraud ring.

Blake, who is black, was surrounded by six plainclothes officers outside a Midtown Manhattan hotel on Wednesday while waiting for a car to take him to the US Tennis Open. He was slammed to the ground before being handcuffed.

“I spoke to Mr. Blake a short time ago and personally apologized for yesterday’s incident,” Bratton said in a statement. “Mr. Blake indicated he would be willing to meet with the Internal Affairs Bureau as our investigation continues.”

Bratton said the officer who tackled Blake had been put on desk duty while the department reviewed the incident. “I have concerns about the takedown,” said Bratton, adding he had seen a video of the arrest.


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