Remember the video of the New York cop body-checking a cyclist? Well he's been fired or he's resigned, depending on who you talk to.
NEW YORK - New York City police say an officer seen in a YouTube video knocking a bicyclist to the pavement during a protest has been kicked off the force, although his lawyer says his client resigned.
Police officials say Patrick Pogan was dismissed last week. He was suspended last year after pleading not guilty to criminal charges of filing false paperwork.
His lawyer, Stuart London, says his 23-year-old client resigned and expects to be vindicated at trial.
Pogan is accused of knocking Christopher Long off his bicycle without justification on June 25 during a group-organized bike ride.
Pogan had arrested Long, saying the cyclist blocked traffic and steered his bike into an officer, but charges were dismissed after the video appeared on YouTube.