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NYPD Investigating UC Officer at Biker-SUV Beating

October 07, 2013  | 

Screenshot via YouTube.
Screenshot via YouTube.
The New York Police Department has opened an internal probe of an undercover officer and several off-duty officers who were present when motorcycle club members beat up an SUV driver.

An undercover officer didn't intervene when bikers attacked Alexian Lien on Sept. 29 after a road-rage confrontation because he didn't want his cover blown, reports ABC News. There may have also been several off-duty officers present.

The incident began as the motorcycle club riding together surrounded the black SUV driven by Lien in upper Manhattan. After striking one of the bikers on West Side Highway, Lien stopped his vehicle and was surrounded. He accelerated, running over biker Edwin Mieses.

After a wild pursuit, Lien stopped in New York City traffic, allowing the bikers to jump off their motorcycles. Reginald (Reggie) Chance, 37, then allegedly smashed Lien's window with his helmet. Other bikers then pulled Lien from the vehicle and began beating him as his wife and child sat in the vehicle. The mob backed off when several bystanders intervened.

Chance, who is facing assault and gang assault charges, flipped off reporters at a court hearing on Sunday, reports the New York Daily News. Video footage of the confrontation was captured by one of the riders on a helmet cam.

Comments (9)

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Sam Daniels @ 10/7/2013 5:21 PM

Why does NYC keep approving this "rally?" In previous years participants also were involved in violence, as well as hundreds of incidents of reckless driving including driving on the subject, putting pedestrians in danger, physical attacks, and doing wheelies, doughnuts, and other illegal activities. So why does the city of NY keep inviting these troublemakers back?

LeRoyce Jefferson @ 10/7/2013 5:23 PM

I thought the slogan was "protect and serve." I was wrong. In the NYPD the motto is "observe and enjoy the show while thugs beat the hell out of their victim in front of his wife and child."

Capt. Crunch @ 10/7/2013 6:03 PM

Police officers are to protect life and property they did not do this, when the motorcycle gang attacked the people in the SUV. The police officers involved should be fired, unless there are extenuating circunstances that can be proven to show why it would be more important not to act.

Boston @ 10/7/2013 7:51 PM

Mayor Bloomberg put down your x-tra large sugar drink and anti-gun rant. You are the Mayor, address this public safety issue. Ban all motorcycles over 50cc's and allow only unicycles riders providing their wearing clown costumes.

[email protected] @ 10/7/2013 11:25 PM

What the hell has happened to the NYPD? And the UC didn't want his "cover" blown? How about trying to get "biker" buds to split befor Five 0 arrived to avoid being busted? As for the off-duty Officers (?) they should be off-duty permanently.

steve @ 10/8/2013 8:50 AM

Nothing is going to stop these motorcycle gangs from doing what they want to do until citizens in NY are allowed to legally carry firearms. I suspect the moron who smashed the victim's window would have thought differently if once in the passenger compartment he confronted a 40 cal. Glock! I'm a motorcyclist and I tell you that group wasn't out for a "Sunday ride", rather to see what kind of mayhem they could cause! According to Sam D.(above) this isn't the first time. Don't expect the wimpy court system to do anything about it!

Martyb @ 10/8/2013 8:55 AM

This is just a lose - lose all the way around.
A group of what appears to be unlicensed "Motor Cycle Thug Gangsters" disrupt a city. The thugs cause an accident so their A-hole buddies can stunt drive. The SUV driver in fear for his life to tries to get his family out of a bad place and runs over one of the A-holes. Thugs chase him down, drag him out of his car and beats him for disrupting the A-holes biker play day. An off duty UC officer and "maybe" more off duty officers riding with the thugs can't seem to "sack up" and make a 911 call or give some info. The UC and other officers don't "man-up" and come forward with the information that they were there for several days after the fact, or have they even owned up to being there. I know in work that we can't pick our situations and the people we associate with but if you are "Off Duty" on your days off you have a choice as to what you do and who you "roll" with. If you choose to "roll" with the turds it's going to stick to you.

Tom Ret @ 10/8/2013 3:23 PM

Any officers on duty or off who damaged or attempted to damage the SUV or
took part in the assault of the victim of the SUV or lied about their involvement should not only be fired but prosecuted. Officers who stood by and did nothing, no matter what their excuse, have tarnished their badge and violated their oath.
It sounds like the city could be on the hook for a lot of money, not from the dirt bag biker who was run over, but the SUV driver and his family.

Kenny @ 10/8/2013 6:18 PM

Proper terminology is paramount if you really want to document an incident without bias. I think this was a group of bikers participating in an "unorganized ride", instead of a "biker gang of thugs". I not only will not participate in an unorganized ride, but I will drop out of a ride that BECOMES unorganized! Secondly, if this were truly a "gang", there would NOT have been any "public view" video being recorded, nor would a helmet have been the "weapon of choice" utilized to "punish" the driver for damaging one or more of the bikes or god forbid, injuring one or more of their "gang" members! Both parties exhibited unlawful and stupid behavior, and should be punished equally, but to send out the message that leads readers to assume that the next time they encounter a "group" of bikers on the highway, it is normal to also assume that they are a "gang", and they are thereby justified "by law" to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves, is plain wrong... No further entries... IJS

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