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11/12/2015 08:52 EST | Updated 11/12/2016 00:12 EST

Mounties apologize for handling of verbal racist attack on Calgary taxi driver

CALGARY — Two years after being subjected to a racist tirade by an unruly passenger a Calgary cab driver has received an apology.

The apology to Sardar Qayyum comes from the RCMP, which reviewed how the verbal assault in November 2013 was handled.

A video from the cab's dashcam became public last summer and shows a front-seat taxi passenger using racial slurs and telling the driver to go back to where he came from.

He also implied the driver was involved in terrorism.

An RCMP officer got the passenger to pay Qayyum for breaking his camera, but there were no criminal charges.

Qayyum complained and the RCMP looked into the matter again, but based on the findings, the Crown decided that charges against the passenger now would amount to an abuse of process.

The officer in charge of the detachment in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, is meeting with Qayyum to explain.