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An MTA bus driver was pulling away from a bus stop and inching into the center lane of a busy Bronx street, when he hit a police car. The bus driver alleged that the officer who had been driving the car, jumped out, banged on his door and started screaming obscenities at him and threatening to put him in “f*****g cuffs”.

The CCRB interviewed three passengers who were seated in the front of the bus and witnessed the interaction between the bus driver and the officer. While the witnesses said the officer banged on the door to get the bus driver’s attention, they contradicted the driver’s allegations that the officer used an obscenity and threatened to arrest him. Because this preponderance of credible evidence indicated that no discourtesy or abuse of authority occurred, the board decided the complaint was unfounded.