Trial Begins in NYPD Officer-Bicyclist Case
April 18, 2010
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in a trial involving a former NYPD officer who was captured on cell-phone video knocking a cyclist to the ground during the Critical Mass protest event, the Associated Press reports.
Patrick Pogan, a rookie NYPD officer during the 2008 incident, is being prosecuted for purposefully knocking the cyclist to the ground and filing a false police report about it.
The partial video of the incident has been viewed on YouTube more than 2.1 million times.
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