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Charges dropped against cyclist

September 06, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A judge dismissed charges against a bicyclist who was body-checked and knocked to the pavement by a police officer in a widely viewed YouTube video. At the prosecution's request, Criminal Court Judge James Burke dropped a charge of resisting arrest against Christopher Long, 29, of Hoboken, N.J.

Long was arrested July 25 during a Critical Mass bicycle ride through Times Square. Police said he had obstructed traffic and deliberately steered his bicycle into an officer.

After the video emerged showing the policeman knocking Long to the ground, Officer Patrick Pogan was stripped of his badge and gun and assigned to desk duty. Police said they were still investigating.

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