NYPD's Top Cop Apologizes to Former Tennis Star James Blake

Officer placed on desk duty after mistaking Blake for a suspect.
1:18 | 09/11/15

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Next tonight, the NYPD's top cop apologizing to former tennis star James Blake. An officer mistaking him for a suspect. Slamming him to the ground. Here's Cecelia Vega. Reporter: New York City police say they have formally apologized to James Blake, once ranked number four in the world. Telling robin Roberts he was standing on a Manhattan street when an officer ran directly toward him. Put me on the ground, told me to shut my mouth. I said, I'm scared. If I say something wrong, I'm sorry. Reporter: Police say Blake looked like this man. But he, too, was an innocent person. Wrongly identified. The similarities are remarkable. Reporter: But the tennis star not backing down. This happens too often. Reporter: And investigators revealing surveillance footage. And the officer, his gun and badge removed. Thank you. When we come back here, the bright lights streaking orld"w news tonight" this th ay

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