April 01, 2015

Cop who berated Uber driver is stripped of badge and gun

The NYPD detective who was caught on video chewing out an Uber driver has been stripped of his shield and gun, and will be placed on modified duty, Police officials said.
Detective Patrick Cherry has been removed from the department’s elite Joint Terrorism Task Force and will be doing desk duty until he is officially transferred out of the prestigious division.
“No good cop should watch that video without a wince,” Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a Wednesday press conference. “Because all good cops know that officer just made their jobs a little bit harder.”
“In that kind of encounter, anger like that is unacceptable,” Bratton continued. “In any encounter, discourtesy and obscene language like that is unacceptable.
“That officer’s behavior reflected poorly on everyone who wears our uniform.”
The incident was being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau before being taken over by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, police said.
The CCRB on Wednesday interviewed Sanjay Seth, the passenger who captured the belittling rant on his cell phone, according to the man’s Twitter page.
In the video posted on Youtube Monday, Cherry blows up in the driver’s face after the Uber driver apparently honked at him and gave him the finger as he tried to park his unmarked car along the West Side Highway in Greenwich Village.
“Just gave testimony to CCRB,” Seth wrote Wednesday. “The investigation is in their hands. Here’s to a quick, fair, and thorough resolution to this incident.”
If a CCRB judge finds Cherry guilty of misconduct, he could end up with a permanent mark on his record, sources said. But any disciplinary action would be solely up to Bratton, who ultimately has final say.
Warning: Graphic language
The one-sided shouting match was recorded by Seth as he and another man were riding in the backseat of the driver’s vehicle, and shows Cherry barking into the driver’s face through the an open door, at times mocking the man’s accent.
“Stop it with your mouth. Stop it with your ‘For what sir, for what sir.’ Stop it with that bull s—t, and realize the three vehicle and traffic laws you committed,” Cherry screams during the three minute tirade.
“I don’t know what f–king planet you think you’re on right now. Now sit in your f—ing car and stay there,” he shouts before slamming the door.
The abuse continues when the Cherry walks back to the car and starts to speak to the driver, identified in the video only as “Humayun.”
But when the driver responds with an “Okay,” the cops goes off on him again.
“Okay what? You don’t let me f—ing finish. Stop interrupting me,” he screams. “Who do you think you’re talking to here?”
“Everytime I open my mouth, you have something to say.”
The officer was trying to park an unmarked car along the West Side Highway in Greenwich Village without using a blinker, according to statements made in the video.
That’s when the Uber driver pulled around and flipped the plainclothes cop off — sending him into a rage.
“Youre driving up my a— when I’m trying to park the car and then you have to do something with your hands,” he says.
“I don’t know where you’re coming from, where you think you’re appropriate in doing that; that’s not the way it works. How long have you been in this country?”
At the end of the video, the cop tells the shell-shocked driver that the only reason he isn’t being arrested is because he’s too busy.


  1. What a total twat. I hope everyone that this stupid cop has ever met sees this video.

  2. Cops get promoted and let off scot free for murdering innocent people, but they are disciplined for losing it verbally with some curry licker? Amazing! What's next?

  3. What an asshole comment. This "elite terrorist unit" cop Cherry was disengaged from rational behavior and you're okay with that? And you have to throw a fucking racist slur in for good measure? You're stripped of your rank soldier!

  4. Power trip from drugs

  5. Something wrong with Neandertal? If we don't accept what you accept, then we need to shuffle off, huh?

  6. Karma is a bitch!

  7. It's bigoted jerks like you who have caused so much pain and death in this world. We are tired of your kind today. We have evolved from ancient tribal attitudes and bickering because "they" are different from "me". It no longer flies. We just want to live free and without unwarranted harassment from the likes of self grandiose narcissists like you.

  8. This is what needs to happen. Police must be disciplined for slight transgressions of inappropriate behavior. This way, we can avoid situations I which they commit huge transgressions of inappropriate behavior: like unjustified killings.

  9. Bigoted? What do you call the entire gay community and the entire religion of Islam? THAT'S bigotry and racism. What's worse; some dude spouting off anonymously on the internet - or putting families out of business for not making wedding cakes? What's worse; 'curry licker' - or being beheaded by ISIS? On top of that, it's called free speech. Dude can say, think or feel anything he likes. You liberal fools are tolerant of any crackpot nonsense your handlers tell you to be tolerant of - but anyone else apparently must be silenced or killed. Do you have any idea how crazy you PC retards sound Becky?

    You liberals are all moral terrorists.

  10. More tribal ramblings. The guy in this video looks and talks different and now he's compared to ISIS murderers and, oh my, those awful gays that are destroying businesses because the owners decided to be judgmental jerks? We (cough, cough) liberals ARE tolerant of people who are different who also let others be just as different WITHOUT forcing their views on everyone else. The Earth has had enough of this "my dick's bigger than your dick" crap so yes, if you can't keep from being a belligerent jerk then GO AWAY and leave the rest of us in peace. That also means those bigoted jerks on the other side of the planet who also have to prove their dick's bigger than everyone elses.

  11. one question. Why flip off the officer anyways. That is a form of aggressive behavior
    road rage while having a client in the vehicle. Hell he deserved every word I'll say. Ignorance isn't an excuse. I'm a Uber driver and I wouldn't do that. Dumb ass!

  12. Another goddamned fascist pig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I hope the downtrodden masses rise in bloody revolution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Next time I will put the guy video taping in jail!

  15. "elite Joint Terrorism Task Force"
    Parasites with nothing to do but harass, abuse and frame everyday people.

    "The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights." (H.L. Mencken)

  16. They routinely get medals and memorials for racing around like maniacs and crashing and burning. "Heroes"
    Go figure.

  17. I'm not worried about you. I would suggest You should worry about you.

  18. ...before everyone starts yelling at each other and calling names...from what I read of this instance...I believe the cop was stopped, double parked in an unmarked car...and the Uber Driver was caught in the intersection....didn't know the cop was a cop, ...and the driver was simply signaling that he was going around and trying to get out of the intersection....(?) Perhaps that information is wrong or outdated..but it would explain why the driver honked. should also be noted that in many other countries...honking your horn doesn't carry the same aggressiveness as it sometimes does here in The US. In many countries it is simply a form of communication...used for many reasons while on the road....either way...the cop was out of line and I hope they retire his buttocks...
    RJ O'Guillory
    Author -
    Webster Groves - The Life of an Insane Family