The NYPD cop who used excessive force to arrest a former tennis star tried to cover up the arrest, the NY Daily News reports.

Officer James Frascatore (right) failed to file an incident report or inform his immediate supervisors about the wrongful arrest of James Blake, who was on his way to watch the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

The NYPD wasn't informed about the arrest until Blake told the NY Daily News about his harrowing experience.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton found out about the false arrest on the evening news.

“Mr. Blake has made a number of comments to the press. That’s how we became aware of the matter," Bratton told reporters during a noon press conference on Thursday.

“I have concerns about the takedown,” Bratton said. “The movement was a fast approach. Basically, grabbing Mr. Blake by the arm, moving him forward and then taking him down to the ground and immediately rear-cuffing him.”

Frascatore was placed on desk duty and stripped of his gun and badge until the investigation into his excessive use of force is completed.

The false detainment of Blake, a mixed race man, added fuel to widespread public opinion that the NYPD is biased against blacks and people of color.

But Commissioner Bratton denied race had anything to do with Blake's false arrest.

“Sorry, race has nothing at all to do with this,” he said. “If you look at the photograph of the suspect, it looks like the twin brother of Mr. Blake. So let’s put that nonsense to rest right now.”

The police were investigating a credit card theft ring working out of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where Blake was a guest.

A delivery man pointed Blake out to police as he left the hotel.

The delivery man also pointed out a white man to police. That man was politely arrested without use of force.

Frascatore, who is white, has had five complaints filed against him for using excessive force in the past.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Anyone else find it ironic that the officer could have been picked in a line up as a lookalike as well???

  • Mel

    This is the type of thing that makes it hard for folks to trust the cops unfortunately no matter how stupid they do things we still need them smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well of course he did ... typical ..... folks gone buss hell wide open ya hear!!!!! Morning everyone

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Shyyyt the side by side of him and the cop goes together MORE than the one below it:/

  • Jen_n_juice

    How is it not about race when the white guy that was pointed out was arrested with no force... smh

    Morning Roses! Happy Friday!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Morning dearie!!!!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Maybe he da suspeck. He look just like em.

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    TGIF!!

  • ATL White Guy

    Commissioner Bratton says "“If you look at the photograph of the suspect, it looks like the twin brother of Mr. Blake." They don't look alike to me, what a crock of stuff.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (turns on bullhorn)WHERE IS MZ.ZETA!!!!

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    This really is a lesson for all the "Sit up straight, don't talk back to the white folks, keep your pants pulled up, have your hands in the air, bend over backwards and tap dance" people. It doesn't matter if you're doing the right or "proper" things..some cops just aint shyt!...plain and simple

  • Just Keya

    Do they look similar, yes. Just alike? No. And the person also pointed out a white guy...so why was he not forced to the ground and cuffed?

  • Sexy CJ

    .......................

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Yall sure the cop ain't "mixed race"? Up there looking like Jason Pitts.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    THIS!!!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Mawing!!!

  • OpinionHated

    Wait looks like he was arrested by Dwayne the Rock Johnson...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    GM!!! Friday is finally here..

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Morning!!!!!

  • Guest

    Go away! It's too early

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    That is the best feeling ever!!!

  • Just Keya

    Nope. It's NEVER too early! On a Friday! lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    They do favor, even with the difference in complexion, but why was the manhandling necessary? why don't these cops know how to handle a situation with as little force needed? why does it always have to be "go time!" with these cops? they are always so anxious to beat an ass.

  • jussaying

    Lmao I'd have laid down and been a willing participant for that. Lmao that's why I love hearing Obama talk I swear he sound just like the rock cutting a promo.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Morning Slant!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Listen Lindas.. I love my bffs etc but not like this.. I guess K. Michelle and Joseline hunching now...(pic) Joseline got that fresh fuq look on her face..

  • iWasteTime

    hey Bew!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah. I'll pass. My girls and I are tight, but not like that.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Hey boo, I miss you so.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    No ma'am *shakes head real fast*

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I miss you too. These 5 classes and me launching the tutoring/mentoring program for my church has taken a lot of my time up. But I ain't doing nothing today..

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Gm Soul,Yea they clearly on a whole otha level!

  • Just Keya

    The hell is this shyt? And is Steevie getting it in with them too? Really, this is all too damn much for me. smdh. #AllAttentionIsNotGoodAttention tuh

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    No ma'am at all.. Like we can get dressed in the same room and all but this right here!!!! Hell NAWL

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    That's what I said boo...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Anything for ratings...

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Look at you!! I is proud! What you are doing is a blessing! I is tyed as well. I will be working with the youth as well. I deal with campaigns and the youth is a HUGE priority.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    I wonda do they use condoms or does he simply go from one hole to the other and so forth....

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    ZAAAAAKLY!!!

  • Guest

    I remma when one of my close gf's came out and was like she like coota cat vs eggplant....we all in New Orleans this bish gonna try to get bathroom dressed. Bish! You done seen us naked since we was in 7th grade. Obviously you don't want the cats and titties that are present in this room. She was like yeah you right?

  • OpinionHated

    Anything for a paycheck I suppose.... two plastic ho's and their dreams of glory.... they both bipolar and medicated on opiates so lord knows this will not end well... phuck and tell stories in 10, 9, 8...K be like Jocelyn's box stank, Jocelyn be like K azz fell off during coitus....

  • the guest

    James Blake looks more like the incompetent cop than the alleged suspect. Of course they tried to cover it up. James Blake is a tennis star, biracial, raised by a white mother and family in upscale Connecticut, and the furthest thing from a criminal. Boy did this incompetent officer mess up.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    DEAD. I tell people that all the time. Just cuz they gay or les don't mean they want YOUR ass (no pun intended) Even if you do, it don't mean you can have it so...

  • RedBottoms

    Stop It

  • OpinionHated

    Steebie's rat face is not conducive to phucking...he makes my clit shrivel like a California raisin..

  • Guest

    I...well...

  • Guest

    Bish had never made nah pass. In fact she was a hoe out here on the 919 streets. So when she proclaimed love of box....we thought it was a joke.

  • the guest

    The commissioner is an incompetent. Mr. Blake looks absolutely nothing like the suspect. Nothing at all.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sure was lawd

  • Buttercup

    You better tell the truth!

  • the guest

    Brilliantly said!!!!! Because you can be biracial raised white tennis star in official us open apparel on your way to make corporate appearances and STILL be tackled to the ground. Unreal.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is what Thristy ass Ho3s DO! Nothing to see here folks

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    HOLLIN!!!!!No...not an ounce of chill!!!:'))))))

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    THAT PORT!!!!:/

  • the guest

    Probably a NY Italian that hates blacks but look more black than a lot of biracial people. Italians and ethnic whites have a lot of self hatred.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Thrive off that .... at the end of the day ... everybody get old .... so I ask what yo retirement looking like ..... the average living fo da moment .. That HO shyt will get old ... gone be 65 still trying suck dyck or worse just to survive smh

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Thanks for this! Is today my burfday?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well Happy Birthday

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    anything for you!!! I posted a real pic on Wed and you missed it!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    All for ratings for the show and then what you gon do.. K got a son. I know he catching hell in school.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    BYE fool. Cause I can hear K country twag and Joseline chop and screwed Spanglish in my head.... Listn K the Puerto Rican Princess don't even like fat azz I like my beaches Bulimic like MiMi.... Fuq you Joseline and Stevie rat face azz too.. What you need to do is sing a Vagisil jingle cause that's why you stingy with the cooty cat.. you baking biscuits when you walk bish!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I saw it. I was lurking. Literally. Nice. Real nice

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm side eyeing the fawk out of any female screaming that mess!!!!!! Them type dealing with some deep convictions about (them) being gay ... Same with men that be over the top homophobic ..... smh

  • Nik

    These cops with past misdeeds are getting hit with some karma.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I had a friend just like that and she tore our mutual friend face up.. We had to pick it up off the floor and use some masking tape to put it back together.. She was like bytch you ain't got to be acting all funny in front of me.. You ain't my type any damn ways plus I know how many dacks you done had and I like my girls damn near virginal... BLOOP

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Thanks boo. I'm so sleepy. I was working on local celebrity mentors yesterday and got a DJ and new anchor to agree and I got the police dept and fire fighters to agree to coming 3 weeks. I'm so excited because the area we are targeting needs it so bad.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile them kind of females kill me ..... her parents raise that boy (I think) she probably just sends the check .... IMO she ain't shyt ....

  • 1/8

    That cop is hot!

  • Mrz Justketta

    Actually the officer looks like James Blake!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    :blushing: Thanks

  • Guest

    Your azz done just had a birthday sir

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Yeah I think he stays in Memphis with them.. On her show he came for like the summer or something and he was saying he wanted to live with her.

  • Queen Negus

    Good Morning Sandra and Roses?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Well shyt, Khahii still giving gifts.

  • OpinionHated

    lol chopped & screwed Spanglish, baking biscuits - stop it!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha

  • Queen Negus

    Hot and stupid!! Morning ?!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Really? I just see a skinhead. Let me go look again...

  • Queen Negus

    ????

  • Di Ana

    No he not.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ain't shyt ..... smh

  • Queen Negus

    Or doing something dirty and under the table !!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    A plant here to persuade. Rebuke. Don't fall for it??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Morning <3

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Morning....Jose wants it and K might give it.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Hi n Bye?? Imma hit the gym??

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Whale damn..the cop should have arrested himself then bc he and Blake look "similar" so I'm guess that means to cop could have been the perp too.

  • MS PEACHES

    I can smell the funky as-s sweat coming off this pig lady.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Speaking of skinheads (I'm really the only one that brought them up) but does anyone watch Banshee? I just binge watched the last season. That show is awesome! And that skinhead is kinda cute...the skinhead cop. Not the one up top. The one on the show...

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    smh...you Kept arent you...you aint got no damn job Tommy therefore there isnt any "sick" leave...what 80 yro YT man's coin you done got to?...Is he tied up in the basement? He got the ALL-TIMERS?!?!? You CASHING THOSE CHECKS BRENDEN?!?!..SILVER ALERT!...

    Hi boo...have fun at the gyms.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Morning!!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Like Blake said, "what happens to the people that don't have his resources?" If Blake didn't go public this would've been swept under the rug like the others. smdh

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    It is better to give than to receive.. Wait for it I might bless you mightily in a few.. Let me see what my spirit feel like.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    That would be a good show those...lol

  • yallcrazy

    He got that look anyway. Like he just ready to tackle any minority he see. Just for any reason. They need to get him from off the street away from people. Plus a lady won a $22,000 lawsuit because of his excessive force. He is scum.

  • Just Keya

    I done went to the store and came back...yall still in here? What are we talking about?

  • DivineMsM

    Hi Ms Mahogany-I watch Banshee. It is excellent. Can't wait for it to get back on. They done kidnap job :wail:

  • JennyJazzhands

    When I used to watch Cops on TV, they used to ask for identification, run it through the system before arresting someone, Unless, that person ran when they approached. How do you justify tackling someone suspected of a crime without even asking their name? The only time they do that is when they've already identified and been tailing the person.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    New post about Kanye and Shamu

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Girl SR done took the day off.. We got a new post though.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    They favor everywhere but where it counts? At least in the White mans mind. Hence the hostile take down?? But you don't hear me tho?? Later??? stop and frisk is more detrimental than it seems. Free reign to fondle Black male genitalia is more traumatic than those 3 years in Highschool they spent avoiding the locker room. Very nastalgic, and not in a good way?? Gottago, Bye Ashy??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    So no one wants to say it? Ok. Based upon the criteria the officer used, he should have arrested his own self. The witness was probably petrified that he was actually talking to the perpetrator that he pointed out the next bright skin he saw. According to them, the officer looks like the twin brother of Mr. Blake so let's put that to bed right now.

    Update: Oops. My settings are on newest to oldest. I see the roses have already stripped the officer to nothingness and noting...he looks BLACK! (as Blake)

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??Shaaaadup???

  • 1/8

    Hey, NannaDee! Good morning! And hello to Canary, Zeta, and MzWangz (sp) if they're around!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Things you want to say, but glad someone said it for you.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I love that show. They have like 3/4 really good story lines going on at once. Very well done.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oops. Cosign.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Morning. I want to say something but I fear I'm watching a wreck in the process.

  • 1/8

    I'm sure there are some attractive skinheads out there. After all, beauty has nothing to do with character.

  • GMail

    payed him off.

  • Monday

    Today is 9/11 once again. Traffic in NY will be once again disturbed.

    I wonder if NY paid the black woman who just died from lung cancer after 9/11/2001.

    Has it been that long?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    If he's using condoms it wouldn't benefit them, only him. ~hurls~

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoot

  • Queen Negus

    Morning Jenieee
    ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Yep. Said that on this very blog many moons ago. San was so proud of me. ? ~kissing tale early today~ The same as every hetero doesn't want every member of the opposite sex. Now being a heaux is another topic.

  • DivineMsM

    VERY! can't wait to see what the new season brings. I wanna see what Proctor gonna up to. That man has more lives than a cat.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey boo!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Hmmmm. I feel you and I agree and disagree. Some people's internal ugliness consumes their outer beauty. I would never be able to look at a pedophile and say, "ooooh he's hot".

    Good morning, btw.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    It will be funny when this situation changes..

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I have seen people get mad because the friend DIDN'T find them attractive after coming out. They're over there all caught up in their feelings wondering what's wrong with them and why aren't they sexy to them. Now THAT'S funny.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Pent up frustration and abuse of power. Some of these dudes just need to exert that power.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Good morning

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    That sounds great...being a blessing to others, giving from the heart instead of taking. Let Him use you. Go girl!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    LMBO!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Glad I read the rest because I swear I was going to go get Jason Pitts. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I'm still waiting on the commish to bust the cop's bubble and announce to the masses the cop is a twin of a "black".

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Morning

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    But it takes me so long to get BACK to sleep.

  • Impressive Empress

    All the sudden there is an obvious physical difference between "biracial" Black and Multi-racial Black people? There are plenty of "Black" people who are lighter than Blake and have light eyes too. I think allowing or agreeing that being "biracial" makes you less of a target for racism undermines movements for equality and is simply not true. Perhaps our people are so color struck we treat everyone lighter than a paper bag as non Black. But having a white parent has done nothing to stop racism and violence and "biracials" are seen as Black by white people. I'm I the only one who notices this? Blake looks like a light skinned Black man and he was treated like one. Simple.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile...Stop trying to make sense. They don't care, never lie, believe they are judge, jury and executioner, and clearly believe all lemon heads look alike. Hey Jenny!

  • shaybytheway

    Whelp they do look alike. Still, are cops not required to ask for identification first?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WE ARE ALL MUTTS ANYWAY...IJS.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HAPPY FRIDAY IWT!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I THINK SHE AND DIME AND SHENELLICA ALL WORKED TOGETHER

  • Renay Peters

    Exactly my thought!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I BELIEVE SHE DOESN'T WANT HIM TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE "LIFE"...BOTH HER PARENTS ARE EDUCATORS (COLLEGE LEVEL I BELIEVE) SO IF THAT'S WHAT I WAS DOING I'D WANT MINE TO STAY HOME AND STAY GROUNDED TOO.

    HOWEVUH...I WOULD NOT BE ALL OVER EVERY SCREEN POSSIBLE DOING THE MOST. HE PROBABLY IS CATCHING HELL FROM THE KIDS... A LOT OF THESE LIL MEMPHIS KIDS AIN'T ISHT.

  • ABbaby

    No the women said herself how they did her wrong, she had a lot of mental issues from the incident

  • TOO REAL

    Blake looks like the cop so why wasn't he taken in?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's what she say .... She ain't shyt !!!

  • MookieFly

    Didn't even bother filing the report? Oop dummy shoulda had a V-8. Now you're suffering the consequences.

  • 1/8

    Good morning! Happy Friday!

  • Impressive Empress

    So true! And for people of African lineage or anyone called "Black" there really is no need to provide a list of non-African heritage when you get mollywhopped by the police. We have the most physical/phenotypic variation of any group. And however we see ourselves and the facts of our DNA will always be a non-issue to an officer with a gun and the law behind him. He wont care if your momma is Irish and your hair used to wavy til your auntie cut it when you were 5(DWL) Have a Blessed weekend everyone, Jah Blessings.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Looking just like Coby!

  • 1/8

    When I see an attractive criminal, it boggles my mind. One of my friends used to say, "Beauty is the devil's best disguise."

  • Felicia Smith

    fire his azz

  • JennyJazzhands

    Hey! May I call you Lucy? :)

  • Chellie141508

    You said a mouthful Bren..I've always thought that w once the white man brought the black man into this country and saw the size of his genitalia the black man was doomed from that point on...

  • BlameItOnVanity

    And this incompetent POS is still on the force (after five complaints)? Unbelievable. But i'm sure he'll just get a slap on the wrist after all is said & done.

    Sorry Commish, but the men under your employ make it hard to believe otherwise. We know, this year alone as proof, that police are/can be biased and act more aggressively towards men of color, case in point: "The delivery man also pointed out a white man to police. That man was politely arrested without use of force". SMDH.

  • Lolalao

    I said the same exact thing!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    The cop might be the one running the fake credit card ring. SMH!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Race has everything to do with it. This is so sad. He shouldn't be on desk duty. He should be home without pay

  • Showtime

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that. I thought I needed some glasses for a second.

  • ???

    Lmao u said beaches . .I hear it like bishes..like dishes

  • ???

    You said a mouthful as well..I'm inclined to believe one of the many reasons for all this outright killing of our men may have something to do with their women flat out hop, skip and jumping over them to get to any one of ours and that gentitalia.

  • ???

    Done on purpose cause he knew he flucked up.

  • lilli lilian

    "they could be twins" (not)
    Yeah, the commissioner is a problem and needs to be on desk duty too if he really thinks that, and his job isn't to arrest the twin it's to arrest the proper person so how is a tired "look-a-like-twin" a valid excuse? LOL at him having the arrogant nerve to really say that twin mess like it's acceptable. UGH!

  • B.Loveitt

    He needed to arrest himself he looks like the accused.

  • AnniA

    It is being said that even the "right" suspect in the pic is the wrong damn guy!

  • Brice Taylor

    Blake was tackled to the ground and arrested over bullshet because he is black. Racist don't give a damn about black people raised in upscale Connecticut who have white mothers. Blake's own mom said he was targeted because he is black. Blake is a light skinned black men and their are millions of us who look like him in this country. Has been ever since slavery.

  • Tiredofitall

    Why is he on desk duty?! The fact that he didn't report it when he made the mistake should have been groups for suspension without pay. The racial profiling and excessive force is an addition to that. The officer and tennis player look alike in the picture. If it was a black officer and a white person famous or not he would have been suspended without pay or immediately fired.

  • MsKitty MeowMeow

    smh. you are so right