Police Detective transferred due to his bad behavior with an Uber driver
According to USA today, a police detective from the New York City Police Department has been transferred after a video went viral, in which he criticized an Uber driver. It reports that he has also been put on modified assignment.
According to NYPD Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, the officer's behavior was not good and it badly affects reputation of the police.
According to reports, the detective, Patrick Cherry from NYPD's Joint Terrorism Task Force, seemed to get angry at an Uber driver. The driver is said to have honked at him for not signaling in a parking attempt. As per reports, at that time, Cherry was in an unmarked car.
Uber passenger Sanjay Seth released the video of the encounter, in which the detective is abusing and is attacking the Uber driver and he is seen asking him, 'How long you been in this country?'
The detective said, "People are allowed to park their cars on the side of the street without your interference and then your opinion about what's going on, especially when the person you do it to are the police. I don't know where you're coming from". He also said to the driver that he is not being taken into custody just because he has many other tasks to do.
NYPD Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said that rudeness and obscene language like this are not tolerable in any encounter. Uber said that the behavior of the detective is not right and is unacceptable and they appreciate that the NYPD is looking into the matter.
According to The New York Times, city officials said that earlier also there were some complaints against the detective.