Wow. If I were that rider I'd be getting a lawyer too. It didn't seem like that hard of a hit but a patrol car has a lot of mass and there could be quite a bit of damage that I'd want the city to be paying for. Even if there were no damage, I'd still want to go after the department just because of that officer's behavior. That kind of action on the part of the people who are supposed to be upholding the law is unacceptable, no matter how minor. That officer needs, at the very least, an official reprimand and re-training on traffic laws.