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Here's the shocking video of tennis star James Blake's wrongful arrest

A newly released video of the the wrongful arrest of retired tennis star James Blake in a case of mistaken identity is already igniting indignation over the NYPD's use of force. The video shows undercover NYPD officer James Frascatore tackling Blake, who is black, and slamming him to the ground outside of a Manhattan hotel where he had been waiting for a car to take him to the U.S. Open.

This reportedly isn't the first time Frascatore has been accused of using excessive force, and he has been placed on desk duty while the NYPD investigates the incident. The NYPD has since issued an apology to Blake, though Commissioner William J. Bratton has denied that Blake's treatment had anything to do with his skin color and maintained that Blake looks similar to a suspect being sought by police.