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Former tennis world No4 was slammed to ground outside New York hotelJames Frascatore says his reputation has been unfairly damagedThe police officer who tackled the former tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the athlete, the police department and the watchdog group prosecuting his misconduct case. Officer James Frascatore says in court papers that city officials didn’t support him after video surfaced of the 2015 incident outside a Manhattan hotel. He says Blake painted him as an “out of control and corrupt officer” in a book he wrote Ways of Grace, in which the star athlete details the arrest. “The recriminations for mistakenly arresting a celebrity started immediately,” according to the lawsuit. Continue reading…

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