Central Park birdwatching incident
The Central Park birdwatching incident was a confrontation on May 25, 2020, between Amy Cooper, a white woman walking her dog, and Christian Cooper, a black birdwatcher, in a section of New York City's Central Park known as the Ramble. Amy Cooper's dog was unleashed in the Ramble, an area where leashing is required; she allegedly refused Christian Cooper's request that her dog be leashed. When Christian Cooper beckoned the dog toward him with a dog treat, Amy Cooper yelled "Don't you touch my dog!" She ultimately placed a call to 9‑1‑1 when Christian Cooper started recording her, but by the time New York City Police Department officers responded, both parties had left.