An Uber passenger has been arrested and charged after a Black Uber driver reported an attack. Uber driver Abdelkadre Khamis Ahmat and the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) shared the video of the May 28 incident on Tuesday, June 8. The video shows 60-year-old Michael Winterman calling Ahmat the N-word and telling him he hopes he gets shot after confusion over finding the passenger’s address in Cincinnati the driver’s GPS stopped working.
According to court documents, Winterman “was attempting to start a fight while he was highly intoxicated and damaged Ahmat’s car “in a fit of rage.” After the incident, Ahmat was fired from Uber, however, later reinstated after the drive-share company saw footage of the incident.
This is the first we’ve seen of the video, and what is shown is appalling and unacceptable. Violence and discrimination have no place on the Uber platform. We’ve been attempting to reach out to the driver to get more information since the incident was first reported to us last month. We are reactivating the driver’s account and the rider has been banned from Uber.” Uber also stated its policy is to suspend both the driver and passenger during an investigation.
On May 27, Ahmat was driving Winterman to his home from a Covington, Kentucky bar when he asked the passenger to clarify his address.
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