NYPD Releases Video of Ex-Tennis Star James Blake’s Mistaken Arrest. This officer is on desk duty. Watch New Yorks finest grab the wrong man. At least he didn’t get shot. Press Play Below!
Blake, it turns, was a victim of mistaken identity. The police thought the retired star was a suspect in an Internet credit card theft ring they thought was operating at the hotel. That man, it later turned out, was also unrelated to the ring.
Blake was freed 15 minutes later, after a retired officer confirmed his true identity.
The officer has a history of abusive, aggressive actions that resulted in complaints against this officer.