James Blake Wants Cop Who Body Slammed Him Fired

Willie Grace | 10/7/2015, 1:44 p.m.
Retired tennis star James Blake is calling for the NYPD to fire the officer who wrestled him to the ground ...
The man on the right was NYPD's person of interest. The man on the left is former tennis star James Blake./credit TMZSports and BlackMediaScoop

Retired tennis star James Blake is calling for the NYPD to fire the officer who wrestled him to the ground last month, reports TMZ.

Blake was a guest on Cari Champion’s podcast “Be Honest” Thursday and blasted Officer James Frascatore, who slammed Blake to the ground in New York last month after mistaking him for a criminal suspect.

The NYPD has apologized, but wants Frascatore fired, as well as other officiers of his ilk.

“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,” he told Champion.

Per TMZ:

Frascatore’s police record has been under attack since the incident, with reports that he’s been the subject of five 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.

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