NYPD Police Commissioner Apologizes to James Blake for Wrongful Detention

The tennis star received a phone call from Bill Bratton, who explained the offending officer has been placed on modified duty.
2:13 | 09/11/15

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Transcript for NYPD Police Commissioner Apologizes to James Blake for Wrongful Detention
-- Gre ndy: Damp out there as well. Showers are exiting. I expect by about 8:00 or 9:00 this morning, they will take off. Clouds linger into midday. Then some late date brightening. 67 out there right now. We will see lower 70's. Saturday, beautiful. Lots of sunshine. Overnight Saturday and the first half sun morning, we are learning new details about what Blake calls a case of unnecessary excessive force. This is the man police say they misidentified James Blake for seen in a photograph obtained by TMZ sports when they tackled and arrested the tennis superstar in broad daylight on a New York City sidewalk Wednesday. They picked me up and body slammed me and put me on the ground and told me to turn over and shut my mouth and put the cuffs on me. Reporter: Overnight both new York City's mayor and police commissioner apologizing to Blake. Should not have happened. Reporter: Saying they misidentified the one time number four ranked player in the world as this man who they believed was involved in a credit card fraud investigation. It is a remarkable likeness to Mr. James Blake. They look like twins. Reporter: But that man also innocent and wrongly identified by police. That person we don't believe has anything to do with had. Reporter: Police taking into custody a different man, the suspect 26-year-old jarmaine grey for being in possession of a cell phone allegedly used to purchase luxury goods and using stolen credit cards. ABC news learning the identity of the police officer who tackled Blake, James frascatore, an officer who according to wnyc radio has had five misconduct complaints against him in a seven-month stand. The NYPD's police commissioner bill Bratton says that after seeing security video of the arrest, he has stripped the officer in question of his gun and badge, placing him on desk duty. And now we're learning this morning that yet another person was arrested overnight. Blake tells us he accepts the apology but won't be fully satisfied until the officers responsible are held accountable here. Lots of questions still. Boy, there sure are. Thanks.

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