Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton denounced the behavior of an NYPD detective who was allegedly caught on camera berating and screaming at an immigrant Uber cab driver, WNBC reported on Wednesday.

Bratton also noted, during a news conference, that the officer had been placed on modified duty and transferred out of the NYPD's Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to WNBC.

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