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Police officer pleads “not guilty” in cyclist assault case…

Patrick Pogan, the police officer who blatantly used excessive force against NYC cyclist Christopher Long has pleaded “not guilty” to charges in court. According to the Associated Press:

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said Pogan was charged with falsifying business records and filing a false instrument. Both are felonies punishable by sixteen months to four years in prison.

He also faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and making a punishable false written statement.

Read more at My Way News.

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  1. jimmyDecember 17, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    not guilty of being a decent human being

  2. tim zDecember 17, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    he’s guilty, i seen it.

  3. RaiynDecember 17, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Err, falsifying business records? What about assault and battery?

  4. Urban JeffDecember 17, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    It’s cool to bludgeon someone, just don’t lie about it.

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