An undercover police officer who was captured on video ranting at an Uber driver is assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force, it has emerged.
The New York Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the incident after the footage was posted online involving Detective Patrick Cherry.
One of the passengers in the car captured the exchange after the incident in West Village.
President of the Detectives Endowment Association said Detective Cherry had been visiting his colleague Detective Harry Hill who had recently had a heart attack while undergoing surgery and was very stressed.
He said: ‘The past five days have been emotionally draining for the members of the JTTF dealing with their fellow detective’s health
‘Despite what some people think, cops have feelings, too.’
During the three-minute video, Detective Cherry shouts: ‘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?’