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Cyclist pepper-sprayed and rammed by police car for not wearing a helmet

Last Tuesday Shaun Taylor was riding his bike to work in Nelson, New Zealand without his helmet on. The police pulled him over. Then he was pepper sprayed and subsequently rammed by the police car. His bike is a write-off.

Nelson police are investigating whether this was excessive force for not wearing a helmet. There was a witness.

3 News

Tue 17 Feb 2009

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