The man who was filmed hurling racial slurs at an Asian NYPD detective last year has allegedly threatened the city’s police department, claiming he will “f*ck up” the “next cop funeral.”
Terrell Harper, 39, made the threatening remarks in several private Instagram Stories on Saturday – a day after officer Jason Rivera, 22, was laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, according to the New York Post.
“That’d have been a wet dream to f*ck that funeral up, bro,” Harper said in the private video. “I can’t wait. I’m looking for the next cop funeral. I’m gonna f*ck it up, bro. I’m gonna f*ck that sh*t up. That’ll make news ASAP.”
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Harper allegedly included a picture of Rivera in his Instagram Stories. The rookie officer was shot and killed during a domestic violence call in the Bronx on Jan. 21. His partner, Wilbert Mora, 27, was also shot and critically injured. Mora died from his injuries on Jan. 25, Daily Mail reported.
Mora’s funeral will be held on Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
In a statement to media outlets, the NYPD said it is aware of Harper’s Instagram videos and is investigating the matter, according to PIX11 News.
“We need federal assistance now to stop a possible terrorist incident. The threat is real. The time for action is now,” Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said while requesting for the U.S. Attorney’s Office to arrest Harper on domestic terrorism charges.
NYPD detective Vincent Chung sued Harper last year for allegedly hurling racial slurs at him during a social justice protest in New York in March, NextShark previously reported. The man allegedly called Chung a “goddamn cat eater” and chanted “soy sauce.”
Records have revealed that Harper has been charged for several incidents, including one which involved menacing in the third degree and making terroristic threats on Dec. 8, 2020. Around six months later, he was given an unlawful assembly charge.