NYC: Cop convicted of assaulting cyclist will not face any repercussions

Patrick Pogan, the former NYPD officer who was caught on tape in 2008 violently shoving a cyclist off his bike, seemingly without provocation, faced up to four years in prison for a felony conviction of filing a false criminal complaint against cyclist Christopher Long. But yesterday Justice Maxwell Wiley (a Pataki appointee) sent a clear message to all those following the high-profile case: Lying cops suffer no consequences. And the “sentence,” a “conditional discharge” which set no conditions, was even more lenient than Pogan’s lawyer, Stuart London, had recommended.

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