Cyclist Slammed During Critical Mass Files Suit Against NYPD
Following up on the story from last July where rookie NYPD officer Patrick Pogan was caught on video throwing cyclist Christopher Long to the ground, the most recent twist is a $1.5 million lawsuit filed by Long against the NYPD for various violations of his rights and efforts to cover up the incident. Since the video surfaced Officer Pogan was first stripped of his badge and gun and eventually dismissed from the police force. In addition to the recent suit regarding this case, New York’s Times Up! has information about three other recent cases involving cyclists suing over alleged violations of the Constitutional rights and falsification of court documents.