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NYPD Cop Who Tackled CM Cyclist Guilty of Cover-Up, Not Guilty of Assault

8:22 AM PDT on April 30, 2010

The Post
reports that the jury has reached a mixed verdict in the trial of
Patrick Pogan, the ex-NYPD officer who was seen by millions of YouTube viewers
slamming his shoulder into approaching cyclist Christopher Long during
a 2008 Critical Mass ride, sending Long to the pavement. Pogan was
found guilty of falsifying records when he filed a criminal complaint alleging that Long assaulted him. He faces up to four years in prison for that conviction.

The
jury found Pogan not guilty, however, of misdemeanor assault charges.
Got that, NYPD? Go ahead and knock people off their bikes, just tell
the truth about it afterward and you'll be okay.

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