NYPD officer James Frascatore reportedly thought he was arresting someone involved in credit card fraud. Frascatore has had excessive force complaints brought against him in the past and is currently on modified duty.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton have both apologized to Blake. Bratton said during a press conference Thursday he had concerns about how Blake was arrested, but he also said he didn't think race was a factor. (Video via Fox News)
"This rush to put a race tag on it ... I'm sorry, that's not involved in this incident at all," Bratton said.
Blake said he wants to see more accountability for police officers and is still considering taking legal action. (Video via CNN)