Manchester Cops Demonstrate ‘Pogan’ Push On Fleeing Cyclists

08.10.11 Bucky Turco

Police in Manchester who were well past the point of showing restraint “beat alleged teenage rioters on bicycles try to flee,” according to the description on this YouTube video.

Whether they were trying to flee the unrest or swarms of cops is unknown, but we can semi-confirm they used a technique perfected by former NYPD officer Patrick Pogan and cold-clocked the cyclists right off their bikes. But then they improvised and broke out the batons. When asked about the matter, authorities said the facts surrounding the videotaped beating are “currently unknown.”