January 5, 2015 2:30 pm -

[su_right_ad]The police report says the veteran Boston police officer uttered racial slurs and allegedly assaulted an Uber driver early Sunday.

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…

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.

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.

The Uber driver got into the assisting man’s car, and they followed Doherty, who exited the victim’s vehicle at East First Street and Farragut Road, the report said.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Boston Cop Accused Of Assault, Racial Slurs Against Uber Driver

  1. edmeyer_able January 5th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Two eye witnesses, bruises to alleged victim, just not enough supporting evidence………../s

  2. whatthe46 January 5th, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    “…was placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest on charges of assault and battery and of using a motor vehicle without authority…” PROBLEM. why was he put on paid leave after having been arrested? and why is it using w/o auth.? its grand theft or worse “car jacking.” he should have been fired on the spot. this is utter b.s.

  3. tracey marie January 5th, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Verbal and physical assault, car theft and fleeing…and still collecting his salary

    • whatthe46 January 5th, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      you have a problem with that too huh? b.s. i say, pure b.s.

      • tracey marie January 5th, 2015 at 4:34 pm

        ridiculous, in the real world a person would lose their job.

  4. StoneyCurtisll January 5th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Bad cop behaving very badly…
    Still collecting his tax payer funded salary.
    And I bet there was alcohol involved, no doubt the police didn’t bother to check or charge a fellow officer with it.

  5. Booya Bible January 5th, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Here’s what I would have the legal system of Boston do. Look at all similar cases of the past ten years and what the average sentence was for said crime. If the officer doesn’t get at least that…we have a broken legal system which allows cops to do whatever the fuck they want.

    • whatthe46 January 6th, 2015 at 4:03 am

      you’ve got that right!

  6. JimmyPete January 5th, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Boston, Doherty , I hate to stereo but me-thinks there was alcohol involved

  7. rg9rts January 6th, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Next time take the keys