The Uber driver seen being cursed and yelled at by a high-ranking NYPD detective assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Force will testify before the Civilian Complaint Review Board Wednesday.
The board has opened up an investigation of the detective, who has been identified by The New York Daily News as Patrick Cherry.
Cherry gained notoriety after a video of his abusive verbal tirade was posted on YouTube by the passenger in the Uber driver’s car and it went viral.
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“There’s just no place for any public servant to use discriminatory or negative language,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
(WARNING: Video contains expletives. NSFW)
The detective hit the door of the Uber and told the unnamed driver that he’s committed three traffic infractions.
The driver stays calm the whole time and the passenger, identified by CNN as Sanjay Seth, advises him to remain so and be deferential.
"That's crazy. That's really inappropriate," says Seth, whose name is on the original upload.
"He shouldn't be slamming your car door, throwing things around. He doesn't have a right to open your door."
The detective, who is white, then walks back to his vehicle, which the NYPD said is not a department car. He returns to admonish the driver, a brown-skin immigrant who came to the city two years ago. He mocks his accent and demands to know, “how long have you been in this country?”
The cop gets more enraged when the driver responds “yes sir” as he was still talking.
"I don't care what you have to say, people are allowed to park their cars on the side of the street without your interference," the detective screams.
"I don't know where you're coming from, where you think it's appropriate in doing that. That's the way it works."
CNN reports that the detective is facing suspension, reassignment and loss of his top secret clearance.