Ya, but now that officer is getting screwed. Sure looks like the guy on the bike was trying to play chicken. Hope there is no action taken against the officer.
This is from the 1010wins news web site.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge and gun after a video posted on YouTube showed him body-checking a bicyclist who was part of a Times Square demonstration.
Watch the Video (YouTube)
Witnesses say the incident occurred Friday at the Critical Mass ride, a monthly protest of urban reliance on vehicles.
The video, posted anonymously, shows the officer standing in the street as bikes whiz past. He moves toward the cyclist and violently knocks him to the ground in front of crowds of people.
Police have placed the unidentified officer on desk duty pending the outcome of a department investigation.
Police could not confirm witnesses' reports that the unidentified cyclist was arrested and released 26 hours later.