NYPD Detective Under Investigation After Berating an Uber Car Driver

Video captures NYC officer mocking the accent of a cab driver as the entire force goes under training to improve community relations.
1:35 | 04/01/15

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Next tonight here, the NYPD detective under investigation tonight, caught on camera appearing to per raid an Uber driver, and the customer recording the whole thing. Here's ABC's Mara schiavocampo. I got news for you -- Reporter: Tonight, an investigation into one cop's conduct, caught on camera. Let me tell you something -- Okay. Okay what? You going to let me Finish? Reporter: Nypd officer Patrick cherry, a detective on the joint terrorism task force, seen berating an Uber driver the detective reportedly upset the driver gestured at him to use his blinker while the officer was parking in an unmarked car. The tirade recorded by a passenger. Okay. Okay? Do you understand me? Yes. I don't know what Planet you think you're on right now. Reporter: The officer slamming the car door. Even appearing to mock the driver's foreign accent. Stop it with you, for what sir, for what sir. How long have you been in this country? Reporter: The video coming as the NYPD retrains all of their officers in community relations, as they recently shared exclusively with our David Muir. How important is that? I think right now, it's the number one issue in policing in our nation right now. Reporter: Now, the NYPD is calling this officer's behavior unacceptable. That officer's behavior violated every one of the tenants we are attempting to teach at the police academy in that three-day court. Reporter: Tonight, the commissioner has apologized to that Uber driver, and the detective is being transferred to a different university. David? Mara, thank you.

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