NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD detective caught on video berating an Uber driver has been placed on modified duty, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday.
CBS2 has confirmed the detective in the video is Patrick Cherry of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, CBS2’s Sonia Rincon reported. He can be heard on video mocking the Uber driver’s accent and berating him for three minutes.
As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, Bratton called the tirade “unacceptable” and “cringeworthy,” adding that the officer is being transferred.
“In any encounter, discourtesy like and language like that is unacceptable,” Bratton said. “Discourtesy like that is unacceptable.”
Bratton said that the officer’s behavior runs counter to the NYPD’s ongoing retraining efforts.