The rookie New York cop who was caught on tape attacking a seemingly innocent biker was sentenced today.
Patrick Pogan, 22, is a third generation NYPD officer. He claimed that cyclist Christopher Long deliberately drove into him during a Critical Mass ride -- which is, ironically, an ongoing cycling event held to highlight how unfriendly cities are to bicyclists. However, the YouTube video tells a different story. Long tried to avoid the police officer, who appears to have randomly body-checked him. Pogan was stripped of his badge and gun on Monday and is now on desk duty.
Should he still be on the city's payroll -- or better yet, what would you do if you were his mother?