Doctor Placed on Leave After Video Allegedly Shows Her Attacking Uber Driver
A Florida doctor was allegedly caught on camera physically and verbally attacking an Uber driver in Miami.
Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, 30, apparently jumped into the Uber car ahead of another passenger, Juan Cinco, who had ordered it first. The video was taken by Cinco in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident who specializes in headaches, has been put on administrative leave, according to a statement from Jackson Health System.
In a statement to CBS News, Jackson Health System said: “Jackson has launched an internal investigation. The outcome of the investigation will determine if any disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination."
In the video, Ramkissoon can be seen trying to hit the driver and apparently knees him in the groin. He pushes her and she falls to the ground. She gets right up and climbs in the car, screaming at the driver to get back in.
Then, as the driver calls for help, she sarcastically mocks him, saying: “Oh, I’m getting really attacked. I’m a five-foot girl who weighs a hundred pounds; I’m getting really belligerent right now.”
She then threw whatever she could find out the window.
Miami Police say they responded to a call of a disturbance, but did not arrest her. Cinco wrote on YouTube that the driver did not want to press charges and Dr. Ramkissoon gave him a small amount of money as an apology.
Uber has suspended Ramkissoon's account.
It told CBS News: "Uber expects everyone associated with the platform - both drivers and riders - to conduct themselves with a shared level of respect and common courtesy, and all forms of harassment and abuse are not tolerated. We have suspended the rider account of this individual as we investigate the incident."