Check out the body slam one of New York’s Finest administered to an unsuspecting Critical Mass bicyclist last Friday:
I suppose it’s possible that the bicyclist did something to warrant the shoulder check just before coming into camera view. But it doesn’t look good for the cop, who has been placed on “modified assignment pending further investigation of the incident.”
UPDATE: In court papers the cop, Officer Patrick Pogan, claimed the rider, Christopher Long, deliberately drove his bike into him. Long was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Glad we cleared that up.