So much for “protect and serve”…SMH
Boston Cop Arrested After Assaulting Uber Driver While Yelling Racial Slurs
A scumbag Boston cop is set to face assault, battery and civil rights violation charges after he attacked an Uber cab driver and bystander while yelling racial slurs at them.
via Boston Globe
veteran Boston police officer uttered racial slurs during an alleged assault of an Uber driver in South Boston early Sunday, according to a police report and a statement from the department.
Officer Michael Doherty, 40, of South Boston, a 16-year-veteran, was placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest on charges of assault and battery and of using a motor vehicle without authority, police said.
He could not be reached for comment, and his union president did not return a call late Sunday.
According to a police statement, an Uber driver told officers at about 2:45 a.m. that a passenger, later identified as Doherty, had assaulted him. The driver also said Doherty repeatedly used racial slurs during the encounter, according to a police report obtained by the Globe.
When the vehicle was on East Second Street, the driver reported, Doherty said they were in the wrong place and asked, “What, you think I’m stupid, you [expletive],” followed by a racist term for Latinos, the report said.
Boston officer released on bail in alleged Uber driver assault
A 16-year police veteran is accused of using racial slurs during an altercation with an Uber driver on Sunday.
Doherty told the man to keep driving and began hitting him when he stopped at East Second and M Streets, prompting the driver to get out, according to the report.
The officer chased the driver around the vehicle, the report said, and the driver waved down motorists for help until a man stopped to offer assistance. At that point, Doherty got behind the wheel of the Uber vehicle and drove off, according to the police report.
That “protect and serve” police officer slogan is becoming more and more of a joke by the day. SMH.