In one of 2008's most popular YouTube videos, NYPD officer Patrick Pogan is seen walking toward a bicyclist and tackling him down to the concrete sidewalk. Then officer Pogan attempted to frame the bicyclist for assaulting a police officer. The video was taken by a tourist who just happened to be standing on the sidewalk as the bicyclist rode by.
Officer Pogan's trial finally starts today. He is charged with felonies for framing the bicyclist as well as misdemeanors for assault. Story in the NY Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/n...fCQMXluuQj29FO
The assaulting a police officer charges against the bicyclist were dismissed as soon as the video appeared, but would probably have stuck without the video.