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Cyclist Sues NYPD for $1.5M for Body Slam Captured on Video

July 09, 2009  | 

A cyclist knocked off his bike by a rookie cop last summer is suing the NYPD for $1.5 million on Tuesday for trying to cover up the shocking attack, which was taped and put on YouTube.

Lawyers for farmer Christopher Long, 30, are charging in papers to be filed today in Manhattan Federal Court that former Police Officer Patrick Pogan, 23, tried to conceal the truth about the July 2008 tackle.

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