Miami doctor placed on leave after confrontation with Uber driver goes viral
4:55 PM, Jan 21, 2016
5:18 AM, Jan 22, 2016
A neurology resident, employed by the Jackson Health System, has been placed on administrative leave after a controversial video involving an Uber driver went viral.
According to a statement from Jackson Health, Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year resident, has been placed on leave, effective immediately, and removed from all clinical duties.
The statement also says an internal investigation has been launched, and the outcome will determine whether any disciplinary action will be taken.
The incident reportedly started when Ramkissoon got into an Uber vehicle without a reservation and refused to get out.
A video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, showing Ramkissoon in a confrontation with the Uber driver in Brickell, which reportedly happened on Sunday.
**Warning: The video below contains graphic language and content**
The video shows the Uber driver asking witnesses to call 911, as he held Ramkissoon's wrists, because he believed she was getting violent. The video shows a scuffle between the two, with Ramkissoon hitting the driver. Then it shows her kicking the driver, and him pushing her to the ground.
Ramkissoon got up, got into the Uber vehicle and began throwing items, which included a scissors and his cellphone, out of his car and into the street. After several minutes, she eventually got out and walked away.
Uber released the following statement regarding the incident:
"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."
NBC 6 went to Ramkissoon's Miami home to get a statement, but was told to leave the property.