NYPD Investigates Cop Videotaped Throwing Cyclist Off Bike

Gothamist: NYPD Investigates Cop Videotaped Throwing Cyclist Off Bike:

The cyclist who was videotaped being body slammed off his bike in an apparently unprovoked attack by an NYPD officer during Friday night’s Critical Mass ride has been identified as Christopher Long, a 29-year-old resident of Bloomfield, New Jersey who works at the Union Square Greenmarket. His boss tells the Daily News that Long is an Army veteran and “mild-mannered environmental activist.” Craig Radhuber, 54, was riding behind Long Friday night and describes incident: “All of a sudden the cop picked this kid out and bodychecked him. I couldn’t believe what was going on. [The officer] body- slammed this kid off the bicycle so hard that he went from the lane to the curb.”

…in discussing the video with the News, an unidentified NYPD source says, “The video is bad - what can you say?”