NYPD detective caught on video berating Uber driver

Cellphone video of the incident captured by a passenger is going viral.

Cellphone video of the incident captured by a passenger is going viral. (4/1/15)

NEW YORK - An internal investigation is underway into an apparent road rage incident involving an NYPD detective and an Uber driver. 

The confrontation was caught on cellphone video along the West Side Highway by one of the Uber driver's passengers. 

According to published reports, the officer stopped the driver in an unmarked police car for honking at him because he didn't use a blinker. The detective then launches into a tirade, repeatedly berating the driver. 

The detective is assigned to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and faces suspension, reassignment and loss of his top security clearance. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three 1 3 children among victims in New York City house fire
The New York City nonprofit Guardian Angels stepped 2 Guardian Angels increase patrols in Coney Island
Suffolk fire officials say a house was gutted 3 House gutted by overnight fire in Oakdale
4 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
5 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE