An Asian NYPD police officer has filed a lawsuit against a man for racial harassment. According to the New York Post, the incident occurred on March 11 in New York City at a protest. Video caught Terrell Harper racially taunting NYPD Vincent Chung who was at the gathering on duty watching the crowd. The Detectives’ Endowment Association held a press conference and showed the video.
In the video, Harper can be heard calling the detective a “cat eater”, referenced “soy sauce” said his eyes were slanted, and asked if he was going to “judo chop me.”
Vincent Chung who is a 16-year-veteran and is currently at the Fifth Precinct is seeking an apology along with monetary damages.
“I mean looking at the video, that type of hate directed at myself as an Asian American is just disgusting,” Chung said. “Given the current climate of Asian hate, a verbal assault like that on a uniformed NYPD detective only leads to violence.”
Chung said he plans to donate the money to groups targeting anti-Asian hate.
“All I care about is the apology,” Chung said. “No matter how much is awarded, I’m donating it to some Asian aid society or anti-Asian hate society.”
According to ABC 7 News, there is an active warrant out for Harper’s arrest.