Critical Mass Bicyclist Assaulted by NYPD

From Gothamist:

Though the city has not been enforcing the controversial parade permit law when it comes to Critical Mass, police have been ticketing cyclists during the ride for such infractions as not having the required lights.

A representative for TIMES UP! tells us that the cyclist in this video was arrested, held for 26 hours, and charged with attempted assault and resisting arrest. One other cyclist was ticketed Friday night for riding outside the bike lane, which is not actually illegal and often necessary, considering how popular bike lanes are for double parking.

UPDATE: The AP is reporting that the police officer in the video has been stripped of his badge and gun and the NYPD has “placed the unidentified officer on desk duty pending the outcome of a department investigation.”