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A former police officer faces jail after an internet video exposed his bid to prosecute a cyling protester for allegedly running into him was a lie.
Patrick Pogan claimed activist Christopher Long steering into him and knocked him down during a demonstration in New York.
But a YouTube video seen by two million people so far has exposed him as a liar.
The video shows Pogan walking over to the cyclist and shoving him to the ground instead.
Mr Long was acquitted of assault charges and received a £40,000 payout from the city’s police.
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The case has highlighted the growing role of witness videos in law enforcement, and it spotlighted a history of conflict between the New York Police Department and a group of pro-cycling demonstrators.