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Amy Cooper, woman seen in viral video choking her dog and falsely claiming a black man ‘threatened her life,’ gets her dog back

The New York woman who was filmed last month choking her dog as she falsely told 911 that a black man was threatening her has gotten her dog back, according to reports.

Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc., the animal rescue organization Amy Cooper adopted her dog from years earlier, said in a statement Wednesday that they complied with Cooper’s request to return her dog to her. The organization said the cocker spaniel, named Henry, was given back to Cooper after a veterinarian determined the dog was in good health.

Though Cooper surrendered Henry to Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. following the May 25 incident, state officials reportedly declined to take the dog — resulting in it being returned to Cooper.

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On May 25, Christian Cooper shared a video to Facebook reportedly showing Amy Cooper calling the police on him, claiming he had threatened her. However, the footage shows Christian Cooper, in Central Park, asking Amy Cooper to follow the rules by leashing her dog.

“I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life,” the woman’s heard yelling.

Amy Cooper was fired from her job at a global investment firm following the filmed incident. According to Insider, the New York Police Department and the Manhattan District Attorney recently revealed that they’re considering criminally charging Amy Cooper for making a false report.

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[Featured image: Facebook video screengrab]