Legal Observer Under Arrest After Being Injured By Police Scooter In Occupy Wall Street Protests

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The National Lawyers Guild confirms to TPM that one of its legal observers was injured and arrested in an incident involving a NYPD motor scooter that was captured on video Friday morning during the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Gideon Oliver, who is on the executive committee of the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, confirmed to TPM that the man in the video is one of their legal observers. Oliver wouldn’t give the man’s name or confirm the extent of his injuries, but he did say the man is currently in the emergency room receiving medical attention — and that he is under arrest.According to the description on the video, it was shot around 8 a.m. Friday. “The Scooter policeman stops when he hooks his victim’s foot , then continues to apparently drive over it or around it and finish off the job with the back wheel,” the description says.

Via the New York Times Metro Desk , here’s the video:

According to Oliver, who says the Guild currently has attorneys at the NYPD precinct, the police are charging the man in the video with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction of government administration and two counts of criminal mischief.

Oliver said that the video “speaks for itself.”

“That officer was behaving in a totally out of control way,” he added.

TPM has a request in with the NYPD for comment.

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