NYPD Officer Patrick Pogan has been arraigned on two felony and three misdemeanor charges stemming from a July incident where Pogan was caught on video brutalizing cyclist Christopher Long during a Critical Mass ride:
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said:
"All charges against cyclist Christopher Long have been dropped because they were fabricated by officer Pogan, who lied in his criminal complaint and other paperwork related to Long's [false] arrest. Watching the video, it's obvious [Pogan] singled out Long and purposely body-checked him off the bike."Long will likely receive a substantial cash settlement, while Pogan faces 10 years in jail, a lifetime reputation as a crooked ex-cop, and a stain on his good family name.