[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSrGmHsT8s?start=0&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=480]A New York Police Department detective has issued an apology of sorts for his xenophobic verbal attack on an Uber driver that went viral after it was filmed by a backseat passenger.
“I apologize. I sincerely apologize,” detective Patrick Cherry told a New York NBC station. The YouTube video has generated more than 3.3 million hits following Monday’s secretly recorded West Village tirade. Cherry was stripped of his badge and removed from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task force as a result of the incident.
The tape shows the officer pounding the vehicle of the unidentified driver and yelling, “I don’t know what fucking planet you’re on.” He also blurts: “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?”
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