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Video shows ‘officers detain a man in their undercover police taxi car’ 

Are the NYPD using unmarked yellow taxis to crack down after curfew? Video shows ‘officers detain a man in their undercover police car’

  • The clip was shared by Twitter user @dertyduchess, early on Tuesday morning, and showed a man getting apprehended and placed inside the patrol car.
  • Footage was filmed in Manhattan early and appeared to be after the city’s curfew
  • Model of the vehicle is a Toyota Camry. Most taxis in the city are Nissan NV200 models
  • The New York Police Department could not be reached for a comment 

New Yorkers are demanding answers after shocking video appeared to show an unmarked police car designed to look like a city yellow taxi. 

The clip was shared by Twitter user @dertyduchess, early on Tuesday morning, and showed a man getting apprehended and placed inside the patrol car. 

According to the user, the man was detained by authorities ‘from his car’ who then ‘took his keys and drove off.’ 

The video has been viewed more than 2million times. 

The footage was shared on early Tuesday morning and appears to be in Manhattan

Shocking clip shows NYPD officers detaining a man who a Twitter user claimed had just been sitting in his car

A man can be seen being placed in the car. The person filming the footage calls the police the 'federales'

A man can be seen being placed in the car. The person filming the footage calls the police the ‘federales’

The New York Police Department could not be reached for a comment. 

In the brief footage, the user narrates seeing the cop car. The high end car clearly is different from the usual cab models seen going across the city. 

The vehicle is a Toyota Camry. Most taxis in the city are Nissan NV200 models. 

The vehicle is a Toyota Camry. Most taxis in the city are Nissan NV200 models

The vehicle is a Toyota Camry. Most taxis in the city are Nissan NV200 models

At one point, the Twitter user calls the officers as the ‘Federales’ – a term used to describe federal agents in Mexico. 

Officers tell bystanders filming the scene to go home as they take the man away. 

It is unknown what charges the man was met with, if any. 

New York City is currently under a 8pm curfew as protesters clash with police across the city. 

Officers tell bystanders filming the scene to go home as they take the man away

Officers tell bystanders filming the scene to go home as they take the man away



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