Tennis Star James Blake Mistakenly Detained by NYPD

The former professional tennis player says he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed by a group of plainclothes police officers who mistook him for a credit card fraud suspect.
2:14 | 09/09/15

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Transcript for Tennis Star James Blake Mistakenly Detained by NYPD
Now the breaking news involving tennis star and native new Yorker James Blake the NYPD tonight insisting this was not a case of racial profiling. Blake mistakenly caught up in a police investigation this afternoon now. Cops are investigating whether Blake was also roughed up all this happening in midtown Manhattan eye would you go drop side. Josh I understand you just talk to mr. Fiasco with Doug ten maybe about 20/20 five minutes ago as he returns here to the grand Hyatt after his misadventure here just a few hours earlier. He told me he wants an apology from the NYPD blue gets what he had to say cuts in me in just a moment but first we'll show you video as he was walking in here on the very sidewalk where at around 11 o'clock this morning. He says he was jumped by five NYPD officers. And briefly placed into handcuffs for about fifteen minutes. Forced down onto the ground up placed into custody the police do confirm that this was the work of the identity theft. Task force. Working with an informant regarding a shipment of stolen or fraudulent cell phones but not informant. Apparently identified Blake and one other person in who. Lobby of the grand Hyatt. Suspects in that case. And then they took him down he was just standing here on the sidewalk waiting for a courtesy car to take him to the US open today. Tennis center in flushing where he was working on some. Promotional corporate appearances. And we talk to him when he arrived here at the grand Hyatt few minutes ago. See this and it happened and I decided something there have been out of we'll deal with with the police and then we'll find out what bad day internally and you know hopefully there is there's video of it in and you can see assuming did thank. Hey guys saying to you before this happened and that they did not enough to trust him would you like to hear from an apology. He parents Eric Berry wants an apology from the NYPD police commissioner Bill Bradley has already ordered an investigation into what happened. Although police do tell us they did have probable cause. Based on one of their informants that he was a suspect in their case and as soon as they figured I'd actually with the help of a retired detective who was walking by and recognized him. That's when they figured out that he was not actually their suspect. And then they let him go.

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