Cabbies don't have control and access to encrypted camera. The only thing they can do is to reset, if it is not working and it will back up automatically.. The camera is always-ON even there is no passenger.And I bet the camera was shut down.
Fact in this case is, the driver and Vehicle were both already suspended when this occurred.Lets wait for the whole truth.
Any incident that is done by any driver whether its Beck, Uber or any other taxi company gets coverage.
Any incident done by a passenger or rider to a driver also gets coverage in the beginning & no follow up by the same news media.
Its all swept under the carpet or the driver is deactivated before even the truth surfaces.
One of the reason I stated 'Lets wait for the whole truth'.Fact in this case is, the driver and Vehicle were both already suspended when this occurred.
So this will be an interesting case to follow.