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Statement from Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, on Tennis Star, James Blake


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Statement from Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, on Tennis Star, James Blake

NEW YORK, NY - On Wednesday, retired tennis professional James Blake was violently slammed to the ground by five New York Police Department officers in a case of mistaken identity. After 15 minutes, Blake was released from handcuffs with cuts and bruises.

One of the officers involved in the incident, James Frascatore has had five civilian complaints in just seven months and also two excessive-force lawsuits against him. He has now been stripped of his badge and gun pending an investigation.

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