By Ryan McGreal
Published July 31, 2008
Cycling in Hamilton: it could always be worse.
Naturally, the police officer, 22-year-old Patrick Pogan, charged the victim, 29-year-old Christopher Long, with attempted assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
Long was held for 26 hours before being released on July 26, 2008.
Pogan claimed in court documents that Long was "forcing multiple vehicles to stop abruptly or change their direction to avoid hitting the defendant."
However, once the anonymously filmed video posted on YouTube surfaced, the NYPD stripped Pogan of his badge and moved him to desk work pending an investigation.
Pogan is a former football offensive lineman and a third generation police officer.
According to his father, Detective Patrick Pogan Sr. (who had not seen the video), "He's my son. I'm proud of him. He's third-generation that's been serving the city. These people are taking over the streets and impeding the flow of traffic. Then you gotta do what you gotta do."