Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Video footage uploaded to YouTube shows a bicyclist participating in Critical Mass being shoved to the ground by a New York police officer.
NEW YORK — A New York City police officer has been indicted after being caught on video knocking a bicyclist to the ground.
Lawyer Stuart London says Patrick Pogan must report to the Manhattan prosecutor's office on Tuesday morning.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
Cyclist Christopher Long was arrested in July during a Critical Mass ride through Times Square. The monthly bike rides are meant to draw attention to alternatives to motor vehicles.
Police said Long was obstructing traffic and deliberately steered his bicycle into an officer. Charges were dismissed.
A video of the body-check that knocked Long over was posted on YouTube and has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.
Pogan has been stripped of his badge and gun and been assigned to desk duty.
One asshole cop down....how many more to go? lol