James Blake to NYPD
FIRE COP WHO TACKLED ME
… And Everyone Like Him
13 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Tennis superstar James Blake is calling for the NYPD to terminate the officer who viciously tackled him to the ground last month … claiming people like him should NOT be empowered to police the streets, EVER.
Blake appeared on Cari Champion‘s podcast “Be Honest” yesterday and blasted Officer James Frascatore — who body slammed Blake in NYC last month after mistakenly identifying him as a criminal suspect.
The NYPD has since apologized — but Blake essentially says talk is cheap … he wants to see the cops TAKE ACTION by firing Frascatore’s ass … and anyone else who acts like he did.
“We need to make sure officers like [Frascatore] don’t get their gun and badge back and have that feeling of invincibility just because they have a badge.”
FYI — Frascatore’s police record has been under attack since the incident … with reports that he’s been the subject of 5 civilian complaints in 7 months and 2 excessive-force lawsuits.
Blake says he’s fortunate that his incident was caught on video — but says he’s taking such a public stand to help people who went through similar situations but weren’t so lucky to have a camera rolling.