NYPD Cop outright lies in report: Video proofMikey 8 comments
I watched this video yesterday and I wasn't convinced the cop had done anything wrong except maybe tackle the guy a little too hard.
To just about everyone on the Internet who viewed the video, the cop singled out the guy on the bike and shoved him to the ground unprovoked.
My assessment allowed for a different possibility. Watching the 2 cops, they both appear to spot the guy on the bike and together start walking in the direction he is cycling. To me this indicated that the cyclist might have done something to get the cops' attention that we don't see off-camera, like hit someone or damage a parked car as he rode passed, which ended with the tackle. Just to reiterate, I do think the tackle was a bit too hard though.
Watch the video and then read on.
Well, I was trying to give Officer Patrick Pogan the benefit of the doubt, and it turns out I was way off, as it has been revealed today the police officer lied in his report about what happened.
Here's Officer Pogan's interpretation of what happened.
Pogan says the cyclist, now identified as Christopher Long, rode his bike directly into him, which knocked him to the ground causing lacerations to his forearm. He then said that Long resisted arrest.
Obviously Pogan didn't know he was being filmed, and furthermore didn't care that there were tens of witnesses who could testify as to what really happened.
My assessment now is that Officer Pogan has no place in the Police Force, and should be stripped of his badge for unprovoked police brutality and for manufacturing lies in his report.