NYC police boss: We're trying to apologize to ex-tennis pro

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner says he's been trying to apologize to former tennis professional James Blake, who was handcuffed by officers after a case of mistaken identity.

But Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that Blake hasn't responded to messages. He says his department wants Blake to speak to its Internal Affairs division.

Blake says he was standing outside a Manhattan hotel Wednesday waiting to head to the U.S. Open when an officer charging him. He says he was body-slammed and handcuffed.

He told officers to check his identification, and he was released.

Blake said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that everyone should be held accountable for their actions, including police.

The officer has been stripped of his gun and badge. Police are investigating.



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