New York – The police officer who screamed at an Uber driver and made racially charged comments in an obscenity-laced tirade has been identified as Patrick Cherry.
Cherry is a detective with top secret security clearance assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, reports CNN.
Cherry now faces possible suspension as the Internal Affairs Bureau investigates the incident.
The driver of the car and focus of the verbal lashing is expected to testify in front of the Civilian Complaint Review Board according to CBS New York.
TOT News previously reported news of the video, where Cherry was caught on video screaming at the Uber driver as one of the two passengers, Sanjay Seth, recorded it all and uploaded it to YouTube.
Cherry mocked the driver’s accent, slammed his door and threatened to arrest him for allegedly breaking three traffic laws.
The altercation began when the driver honked and gestured at the Cherry to use his blinker when he was parking; the passengers said he didn’t use it.
Seth told CNN he will also testify at the Civilian Complaint Review Board Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said there should be no tolerance for that kind of behavior among police officers.