I already provided where it says that the "impression" of witnesses was that he fell. This is an open investigation.
Why are you purposely so vague about your source by using "it"?
The "it" is not an unbias news agency or report is it? In fact, the "it' is the NYPG Police Commissioner who was reported to have said he got the "impression" of the witnesses whom we the public have yet heard. But, don't you know the Police Commissioner is looking at a 5 million dollar lawsuit. Is he just going to fess up that his men had roughed up an octogenarian during an impromptu jaywalking stink?
Then again it's far a cry from your previous claim about the attribution to the alleged fall "as reported that witnesses believed it was", isn't it?
That whole speech is a moot point.This is an open investigation. That means that many things about the case cannot be released to the public via public officials. Private citizens, such as the man suing the city don't have to follow such rules when it comes to information release. Unfortunately that also means that the private citizen also has an advantage in getting to give his/her side of the story without much rebuttal or evidence to the contrary to avoid contaminating any evidence or saying something wrong (which a city official can get into more trouble for doing than a private citizen). This is also why I have a lot of skepticism of anyone who brings lawsuits against the city or police without much more information. Because it is almost always skewed in the citizen's favor to begin with, then normally more information comes out (usually during the trial or the weeks prior to) that shows that the police weren't at fault or didn't do anything wrong.
That octogenarian is beyond his age and had paid enough fat share of his income to feed the gluttony of the tyrant hands that bite him back. He should be given his due of senior citizen respect and assisted to cross the NY street safely instead of going from stop and frisk to stop and push you down for the beating by a few able-bodied NYPD cops. It really put this nation to shame worldwide on how our supposedly able-bodied police officers can't even handle an octogenarian without resorting to excessive force that bloodied the elderly victim to the hospital.