NYPD Cop Allegedly Stood By As Bikers Cornered, Beat Man In Front Of Wife And Child

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An off-duty New York City police officer has been placed on modified duty after being forced to turn in his gun and badge — all thanks to his alleged role in a sensational chase last week in which a biker gang pursued a family, cornered their SUV, dragged the father from the vehicle and beat him as his wife and toddler watched.

The NYPD officer, whose name has not been released by the department, is allegedly one of several cops who ride with the “Front Line Soldiers” motorcycle gang — a unit known in the area for its members’ distinctive, shiny chrome helmets.

His alleged culpability in last week’s chase and beating stems from his admitting, three days after the event made national news, that he was present during the entire rolling incident and that he stood by and took no action as other gang members dragged Alexian Lien from his Range Rover, beat him in front of his family and left him lying bloody on the ground.

According to the New York Post, NYPD Internal Affairs is investigating whether other cops were also riding among the Front Line Soldiers group that participated in the violence. The unnamed officer who’s already been implicated was allegedly working undercover — although not, evidently, among the bikers:

“It does not appear that he got involved at the scene,” one law-enforcement source said of the undercover, who has hired a lawyer. “He didn’t want to blow his cover,” said the source — though the cop was not investigating the group of bikers.

Cops have uncovered new photo and video evidence showing that Lien was attacked by as many as five bikers, sources said.

One of those bikers was allegedly Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn. He was taken into custody Friday afternoon and charged with gang assault, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, attempted assault and attempted gang assault, a source said.

… Reginald Chance, 38, of Brooklyn — depicted in video using his chrome-colored helmet to bash in Lien’s driver’s-side window — was also in custody Friday awaiting charges. Police plan to do lineups Saturday morning.

The chase did injure one of the bikers: a 32-year-old rider whom the frightened Lien ran over in a desperate effort to escape the group as the bikers attempted to surround his SUV. That man, Edwin Mieses, had been riding without a valid driver’s license since 1999 and had never even applied for a motorcycle license, the Post reported. He’s now threatening to sue Lien for injuries that, according to his lawyer, may end up paralyzing him for life.

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  • Blank Reg

    And of course this bozo had a wife and baby in the car with him and no means of self defense. The simplest misunderstandings can escalate really fast.

    • adbj102

      The important this thing is: The driver who run over the biker was a BANKER, A protected species! Grossly overpaid with money stolen from the working class! His contempt was demonstrated by his TRYING TO KILL THE person riding a motorcycle in front of him! Imagine him as one of those bankers pictured drinking champaige contemptly watching the Occupiers being beaten by the NYC Gestapo (oops I mean cops) He was lucky they didn’t come to his rescue….they might have shot him TOO. “And no means of self defence” ???? Usually in guarded high rises, and behind many bodyguards, They are well guarded! The bankers are destroying America, while robbing us blind! When was the last time you heard of a banker getting justice? I’m sure his wife and child wern’t living on the street like millions of others, Victims of the banker’s greed! And you will notice that there was no mention of assault with a motor vehicle! Remember Bankers are exempt from the law! What got him hurt was ARROGANCE!

      • Bill

        adbj,
        What cage did they let you out of. You are showing signs of being a major nutcase

        • adbj102

          You don’t deserve an answer! You write like a liberal, accusations, insults!

      • billybob

        LMAO. You should be writing for the MSM!

        • adbj102

          You know….you are right! After looked at my post, it did look like a liberal rant! Seeing that $150,000 SUV run over the biker and then almost escape, then finding out he was a banker, and the indignation of the media… “How could they do that???? But he was a Banker!!! you NEVER PUNISH BANKERS!”

      • Scott

        Denial is the first step to healing. Motorcyclist that got hit – asked for it and got what he deserved. He was intimidating the SUV and got hit – period. Everyone elses actions caused the remaining effects. I ride a bike and have for 40+ years – if your going to be an idiot on a bike – pick a place that doesn’t effect others – or suffer the consequences. defending these cyclists actions, doesn’t make them right. Everyone involved in the assault is a discrace the motorcycling community.

        • adbj102

          There I agree with you! I’v been riding since 14, 55 years! I don’t ride with gangs, just a few friends! No beards, no mustaches, no tatoos, no gang colors, and because of bugs, I mostly wear a helmet…..or goggles!

      • CORMAC___NJ

        You lost me when you got to the poor-occupiers part. Anyway. that has no relevance here. If it turns out that the inappropriate support that the SUV driver is getting is because of his wealth or status, then I’ll be right there with you. But until then, let’s not see this through the lens of unrelated issues.

        • vicki

          The beauty of just reading the story above is that it gave me no information on the background of the parties. The cyclists surrounded and threatened the driver of the SUV. The driver took action to protect his family. Thus self-defense. (without a gun. I wonder if liberals will demand that those scary SUVs be outlawed)

          The cyclists then chased him down and demonstrated what the term vigilante ACTUALLY means.

          • adbj102

            Yep, really offended those who have immunity for any crimes they do to “Lesser People” or as they refer to us: The great unwashed! But I’m proud to be one of Obama’s sworn enemies: “those disgusting people in the flyover states, cling to their guns and Bibles” . Notice the media never repeated that statement! But demonized Mitt for mentioning that 47% of America gets money from the government and will probably vote for Obama” It’s the truth!

        • tiko

          OK. You ARE correct. All black gang members should try to ride the underside of an SUV. They were just trying to have fun and the SUV drivers vehicle had some of those giant bees that are killing people in Korea or wherever that was and they decided to save his life by smashing his window with the helmit and then the doggone bug landed on the poor man and they just wanted to kill the bee. Absurd? Yes. Just like your defense of those who like to commit felony assault.

          • adbj102

            I see that you ignore the first part when you can see the SUV leaping in the air over the motorcycle! And of course the rider! If someone hadn’t stopped him he would have gotten away, and like ALL BANKERS, NEVER PROSECUTED!

          • vicki

            And you ignored the really first part where one of the bikers deliberately hits the SUV. Then you missed the 2nd part where the bikers surround the SUV. Then you comment that the SUV riding over one of the bikes is the first part which shows that you missed a good part of the video.

          • adbj102

            OK, I admit I watched it on a friend’s TV, and the media, as usual, probably edited it! Where do I find the whole video?

        • adbj102

          I didn’t say “Poor” occupiers, I have no use for them! Obama youth, future Brown Shirts! I was refering to the video often shown contra the occupiers. Remember the bankers on a balcony taunting the occupiers! If it was the homeless they would still be laughing!

      • vicki

        Please describe exactly (in one SHORT paragraph) exactly how bankers stole money from the working class? (Hint: government (you know, the guys with guns) is in the chain of command)

        • adbj102

          You only want one paragraph? OK, Here it is: The fed gives money to BANKS for NO interest, and only 1/20 colateral, then they charge 20%-39% interest, and fees on top of that! Here’s one for free: The Robosigners used to fraudulently fake papers to forclose homes! NO BANKERS PROSECUTED! And an accusation for you——-I see that you approve of the actions and attitude of “Strauss Kahn” the serial rapist?

          • vicki

            Thanks. now lets discuss where any money was stolen.

            The banks charge interest (and fees) but only to people who CHOOSE to borrow the money. No one forced these people to borrow the money so no theft.

            Now lets discuss robosigners. What are they. Provide evidence they exist. If any papers were faked then file charges of fraud.

            Now lets discuss your accusation.

            It is a not sequitur so is ignored.

          • adbj102

            #1, Bank interest! Not many of us are able to buy cash! (unless daddy left us money!) The rest of “US” have to “buy on time” understanding that we will pay interest! And most people don’t understand Variable rate morgages! They rented until they had a down payment! Then were told that it took 20% down, and “a starting rate: always low!” but the banks raised the rate “automatically” but when the prime rate dropped…the banks NEVER DROPPED the rate! Up automatically, down only after you “Buy points” in other words pay MORE interest (it isn’t put on the loan, like a Fee?) to get the adjustable down, Until next month when it goes up again AUTOMATICALLY! Viscous circle! Then if you lose your job, or get sick, and are late ON ONE payment (you say: call the bank and deal with them??) The hidden fees elevate the monthly paymt. to what you can’t pay. Then a little gadget sold to the athletes and actors to autograph souveners. It was demonstrated on 60 minutes, (you missed it

          • adbj102

            You missed it? ) so it didn’t exist? Now your signature goes on a lot of papers you would NEVER Sign! Giving up your rights in court (as if you could afford a lawyer expensive enough to win against the bank,) Remember you are living on the streets! Or in the woods? All the bank has to do is stall (like insurance companies do) If you were watching the media? you would know that the bankers have been caught many times, but NEVER PROSECUTED! And of course they got to keep the home! Another trick…..hold your check for a few days…then you are in default, huge fees, added to your paymt. then every paymt is considered in default because you didn’t pay the huge fees you didn’t know about! Remember all you have is a payment book and an amortization sheet, you mark off every payment, thinking that you only need 37 more years of NEVER missing a payment and then you BELIEVE that the bank will take off the morgage….remember the paymt gets bigger with taxes and interest, and fees, The plan was as you aged you would make more money and could either refinance or at least pay the higher paymts. Well Hopey Changey …. I getting tired of typing , but there is lots more, like the morgages being bundled and traded, no one knows exactly WHO owns the morgage now! The law said the bank had to possess the morgage papers to foreclose….. thats another reason why the robosigner, they just made their own papers! Anticipating your intelligent rebuttal?

      • Jana

        And the bikers knew this in advance?

        The SUV driver was an Asian man and had his FAMILY with him. But being a banker makes being bullied and victimized ok with you. Wow you are really something.

        • adbj102

          All the bikers knew was that the banker RAN OVER THEM, and then ran off, And if he hadn’t been stopped…do you really think ANYTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO HIM? Total immunity!

          • vicki

            All the bikers knew was that they threatened a driver. The driver took defensive action. It’s all there in the videos

          • tiko

            I suppose that showed them. Harass and try to kill a woman and a child but DO NOT TOUCH A BANKER. Adbj102 are you really serious or are you simply trolling? I never knew that black gangbangers were afraid of bankers. Maybe they think that he would pull their loans on their “crotch rockets”?

      • ibn insha

        So you hate this man because he is a banker?

        • adbj102

          I hate the arrogance shown by the bankers while robbing the working class! They THINK DIFFERENT, Other than Madoff..tell me how many bankers have been put in jail for falsifying papers to steal peoples’ homes, NONE! 17 million repossessions in America as of last week, refer to Zillow! And I’ll admit it, I’v been a biker since 14 years old, here most of the bikers are over 60! Still riding, But the arrogant bastard decided he was going OVER somebody, knowing that he would never be prosecuted! Simple…he tried to kill somebody, crippled them for life, and he got justice….The first for a banker! Yes I hate bankers!

          • vicki

            False premise that the bankers are robbing anyone at all.

    • vicki

      Bozo? You mean law abiding citizen who obeys even illegal law? Yeah there are a lot of those out there.

  • Peter

    This mongrel idiot had zero patience. He was stuck not behind a bunch of outlaw bikers, but behind a group of ordinary motorcyclists on sports bikes, NOT big fat Hogs and wearing biker colors! He became impatient because the motorcyclists were waiting to move off as a group, so he DELIBERATELY drove his SUV OVER SEVERAL MOTORCYCLISTS, paralyzing one of them and putting others in hospital, not to mention the damage to their bikes!
    Then the stupid lamestream media gets hold of the story and makes the motorcyclists out to be the baddies!
    This SUV driver deserved to be bashed.
    He had ZERO regard for anything or anybody except his own impatience.
    He got what was coming to him.
    Period!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      So unless you were there with the SUV driver and his family in the SUV and could hear and see everything that pertained to them, you are telling multiple lies.

    • IBCAMN

      just remember,like you said,the suv was behind sportbikes!not Harley’s!
      if you have a chance,look at how a Harley MC rides and then look at how sportbike riders ride!you will see the diffirance right away!and that the suv driver has had a lot of past issues with his own driving record!if you take all this in together,this was gonna happen if they ever met on the road!i’m not taking sides but were gonna have to wait till it all comes out!
      there’s more video out there,it’ll show up!
      and yes the media(as usual)made up their own news and went that way with it)and now corrupt cops involved,we’ll see were that one goes!

    • billybob

      If someone was threating me and my family, I would have done more than just running over one biker. Lets not let the fact that they were not riding Hogs be the factor in this incident. They were known by the law enforcement groups for their distinctive chrome helmets. Mob mentality is very interesting. People who by themselves would never do the things that they do when they have 40 or 50 people behind them. Cowards become tought guys. Leaders get followers to do things they would never do by themselves. It works in all gangs.

      • CORMAC___NJ

        No one was threatening anyone’s family. That’s a fairytale made up by hysterical media pundits. Even the SUV driver isn’t making that claim. If you want to fantasize about being a hero, go ahead, but it has no relevance to the facts in the case.

    • vicki

      Nice story. Doesn’t fit the facts available in the news though.
      “Police said Cruz is the biker seen on the video, shot by a helmet-mounted camera by a fellow rider, initially cutting off the SUV and braking hard, forcing Lien to rear-end him.”

      http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/03/police-biker-sought-in-manhattan-motorcycle-melee/

      Includes a video of the criminal misconduct of Mr Cruz who is one of the motorcyclists.

    • ibn insha

      Even if your story is correct did the bikers had the right to damage the SUV and beat the man? Why did not they report it to police? And what right did the bikers had to move as a group as you said? So that they can show their strength and intimidate people.

  • http://scallywagandvagabond.com/ scallywag

    Does it get anymore ridiculous? Six off-duty cops have been identified so far as being present at and/or participating in the Alexian Lien attack and lying about it.

    Of course what is amazing is that no charges will be brought.

    So assault is legal if you’re a cop….???

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/10/undercover-cop-joined-alexian-lien-beating-hit-vehicle/

  • Violet Angel

    When you run with a pack of rabid dogs, is there any wonder you just might be treated like a dog?

  • IBCAMN

    iv’e been telling people for years,ALL cops are corrupt!
    he’s going to get out of it by him saying he was undercover,but remember people,by law,a cop even undercover cannot participate or condone a felony or illegal action while undercover!!so that means he must break cover to serve the people and uphold the law!(i belong to an M.C. and we’ve had our fair share of cops trying to get into the club!)so if these cops don’t go to jail or at least fired,the system is corrupt too!(which i know it is)

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      Many Cops have become MAFIA THUGS…Americans need protection FROM THE COPS…

    • CORMAC___NJ

      “by law,a cop even undercover cannot participate or condone a felony” Nonsense. Are you a lawyer, or law enforcement officer? No, as revealed by the fact that you are dead wrong.

      • tiko

        So you are trying to say that if an off duty cop is friends with a black mob he can help them try to kill a white guy? Really? Felonies are OK by you if the perp is black or can a white cop also try to kill whomever they please?

      • Jana

        Yes, and you know all of your rights too.

      • ibn isnha

        I live in NYC. Under NYC law all cops are required to carry their guns when off duty. Why? To protect people. This cop failed to do his duty. Even if he was working undercover how could he allow a crime to proceed. The outcome could have been very different. Get ready to hear all kind of stories from this cop.

        • Adam Guy

          cops aren’t required to protect anybody, Warren vs district of columbia, dude should of had a gun, oh wait he lives in NYC like an idiot

  • tiko

    I cannot believe that facebook poster Nancy Re above believes that the victim should be charged. Why is it that black’s cannot be guilty of anything?Are the laws that the hoods were breaking just optical illussions? NOTE: If you are going to act like the boyz from the hood….DO NOT VIDEO YOUR CRIMES. AND of course the SUV driver should be charged because one of his attackers refuses to get a licence. It is the white guys fault because the black brothers are beaten down and they make it harder for a black man to get a drivers licence than to get a voter ID card.

    Yep, a bunch of hoods threatens death and the man fled to protect his life, his child’s life and the life of his wife and we should be outraged that the driver did not allow them to be killed. BIG DEAL. A punk found out that he is human and can die or be seriously injured. He managed to call a lawyer on his obama phone, I see. That is why people should be allowed to defend their lives with a firearm. Center of body mass with a doubletap to the head beats rubber tires any day.

    Funny thing. The cycle rider had no legal right to even be where he was and lowlife defenders of the scum accuse the victims. Now….had the suv driver been black and the bike riders white NYC would be burning right now. Instead the poor criminal will sue for millions.

    • CORMAC___NJ

      The “victim” ran over an innocent man and almost killed him. It was not self-defense since the SUV driver was not being attacked. In fact, he was attempting to flee the scene of an accident, so even if he didn’t know he was running someone over, he was breaking the law. This whole pile of crap about the SUV driver being allowed to run someone over “because he was scared” is ridiculous. By that logic, you can kill anyone you want just because you, for whatever reason, are frightened. So much for a nation of laws…

      • vicki
      • tiko

        Attempting to flee from an attempt on his life you mean? As well as that of a child and his wife. Are you by chance black? That would explain a lot. BTW how about an explanation as to how being accosted by a gang is their right and you have no right to flee? I suppose that he had no right to flee….according to YOUR law and must take his beating as prescribed by the out of control gang. How about that criminal Reginald Denny during the riots by the boyz from the hood in LA. I suppose that driving his truck was a violation of YOUR law too?

        ME? I would not care who was under my SUV. Skin color does not trump the right to live. I suppose the new video of the same gang causing mayhem in NYC was just your boyz having fun?

      • Jana

        That “innocent man” got what he deserved!!! I would have run over as many as I could have. Something similar almost happened to me cormac and beleive me it was very scary. Do you think other people on the freeway are going to get involved? No way.
        I was lucky. My incident was around 6:30 in the morning and there were only 4 bikers. They surrounded my car and tried to slow me down. It just so happened that my children and my husband were asleep in the car. When the one biker pulled right in front of me and slowed down from 55 mph to 30 to 20 I started crying and my husband sat up. For one thing my husband knew how to take them all out with the car , and the second thing, my husband had a bat and a gun. He actually didn’t have to show either one, as he was so mad that when they saw him they left us alone and moved on.

        We made a moving while driving switch and he took over the wheel. I will never EVER let that happen again! I will use my car as a weapon if I have to.!!!!!

        • Jana

          By the way my children and husband were laying down asleep so it appeared I was alone.

  • grumpyolman

    Just like the Soldier who was just stabbed and killed after a group of blacks yelled racial epithets and accosted him – “It is not a hate crime” because the victim was white.

  • CORMAC___NJ

    The SUV driver committed multiple crimes and is, so far, getting away with them, #1 he attempted to flee the scene of an accident. #2 he ran over a biker, injuring him, and kept on going. The whole line about him being so scared is garbage. It was broad daylight on the West Side Highway, not a back alley in Bedford Stuyvesant at 3:00 AM. No one was attacking him. No one threatened his family.

    • vicki

      The crime of self and family defense. Are you also anti-gun perchance”.

      http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/03/police-biker-sought-in-manhattan-motorcycle-melee/

    • Jana

      NO ONE????? How about 20 no ones?

    • tiko

      Sooooo……..he should be an obedient victim of the boyz from the hood? Where I come from the hoods could be shot dead for their assault. The driver did just what he should do. Flee if possible. So what is the scum gang member gets banged up while trying to surf under an SUV?

  • Claire

    Well. if something like this ever happens to me, I would do what I had to do to protect myself and my family. And if it meant running over one of those bikers, then so be it.

  • Adam Guy

    Warren vs district of Columbia, cops aren’t required to protect anybody. This is why you should own a gun.

  • Incredulous

    Not reported on ANY news story regarding this event: Where were the uniformed cops? In a doughnut shop? As I understand it, this is not new for this biker gang – they’ve been reported harassing motorists a number of times in the past. Why would NYPD have undercover agents in the gang if the gang was not suspected of previous crimes? Was that why uniformed cops were absent? Because the NYPD was trying to “sting” the gang? Guess NYPD might be culpable in this attack.

    • ted

      Where were the uniformed cops and where was the great mighty NYPD highway patrol. Just like the bikers, the mick trash were harassing motorists with petty summonses, or maybe arresting veterans.