NYPD releases video of James Blake’s mistaken arrest – Los Angeles Times

Surveillance footage released Friday by the New York City Police Department shows an officer grab hold of former tennis pro James Blake and wrestle him to the ground outside of a hotel during a controversial arrest that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

Blake, who was once the fourth-ranked tennis player in the world, was standing outside Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel and planned to attend the U.S. Open when the officer rushed him.

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