Had it not been for a citizen armed with a video camera, it would have been bicyclist Christopher Long facing criminal charges.
Instead, it was former New York City Police Officer Patrick Pogan, who was convicted Thursday for lying on a police report.
He is facing four years in prison.
Pogan, whose career as an NYPD officer lasted only 11 days after he was caught on video assaulting Long during a Critical Mass bike ride through Times Square in 2008, was acquitted of assault.
He was found guilty of one count of offering a false instrument for filing, according to The New York Times.