New York, NY —
Prosecutors are expected to drop charges today against a cyclist who was pushed off his bike by a police officer during a Critical Mass bike ride in July.
Christopher Long was charged with attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. The arresting officer said Long had been weaving in and out of traffic and tried to hit him with his bicycle. But a video later released on YouTube showed the officer pushing Long off his bike as Long tried to steer out of the way.
The arresting officer has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation. Long says he plans to sue the city over the incident.