Former tennis star James Blake is calling on the New York Police Department to fire Officer James Frascatore, who tackled him during a mistaken identity arrest in Manhattan.
Blake said Frascatore shouldn’t “ever have a badge or a gun again” because of a history of excessive-force complaints. The officer has been named in several civil lawsuits and civilian complaints.
Frascatore, who was seen on video charging Blake, grabbing him by the arm and taking him down to the ground in front of the Grand Hyatt, has been placed on desk duty.
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