An NYPD traffic cop is under internal investigation for allegedly calling a Midtown motorist a “stupid Jew,” according to the department and reports.
The police officer is accused of yelling the insult at a driver who was attempting to make a right turn on East 57th Street and Park Avenue but, unable to get in the correct lane, attempted to make the turn anyway. That’s when the traffic cop walked over to the car and said “you can’t might a right turn, you stupid Jew.”
“I didn’t mean what I said, I apologized to the other gentleman,” the officer is captured saying on a video that does not include the initial insult.
“There is no room for intolerance in the NYPD, or anywhere. Transportation Investigations Unit is reviewing this incident,” the NYPD said in a statement.