Amy Cooper dubbed ‘Central Park Karen’ fired from job after targeting Black man
Amy Cooper, who weaponized the police against a Black man in Central Park, has just been fired from her job.
Franklin Templeton, an investment company that employed Cooper as head of Insurance Investment Solutions, announced Tuesday that they were firing her. In their statement, the firm stated that they had no tolerance for racism.
“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the company stated.
Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_US) May 26, 2020
A day prior, Franklin Templeton had placed Cooper on administrative leave following her actions on Memorial Day weekend. Cooper went viral on Monday after video showed in an encounter with Christian Cooper, no relation to Amy, who was out bird-watching in an area of the park called “The Ramble.”
According to the Central Park website, The Ramble is often noted for its bird watching opportunities, where birdwatchers can catch a glimpse of some of the approximately 230 species found in the woods.
Cooper refused to put her dog in a leash and Christian began to film the encounter. Cooper demanded that he stop filming or else she’d call the police and falsely tell them that an African American man was threatening her life. Cooper made good on her threat.