It was revealed late on Friday that a NYC undercover policeman, riding in the large group that harassed a man, his wife and child and then pulled the father from his SUV and beat him severely. The unidentified officer rides with the New Rochelle based Front Line Soldiers. Several other policemen ride in that group and internal affairs is checking to see if any of them were on the scene.
The officer waited three days before reporting that he was on the scene. He has been reassigned to modified duty and had to turn in his badge and gun. He admits standing by and watching the beating. Internal affairs is questioning other members of the bike club to see if they were also on the scene and witnessed the beating that left Internet exec Alexian Lien lying on the ground as his wife and child were cowering inside the SUV.
One law enforcement source claimed, “It is does not appear that he got involved at the scene. He didn’t want to blow his cover.”
That does not explain why he waited three days to report the incident. He was not investigating any of the bikers in the group and was off duty at the time. New evidence points to as many as five attackers and so far, and only one has been arrested. Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn, was identified as hitting Liens and Reginald Chance, 38, of Brooklyn, was named as the one using his helmet to smash the window out of the SUV. Police have not yet gotten evidence that he either hit or slashed Liens.
Several nonbikers pulled over to assist Liens and the still photos and video footage have helped police get a better idea of what went down. Police re interviewed Liens on Friday and also planned on taking a closer look at the battered black Range Rover.
Investigators are upset that the DA is taking so much time in throwing these thugs into jail as he tries to gather evidence of felonies. The officers explained that the could be arrested for lesser crimes, for which they have proof and the charges could be upgraded later.
Late today, one biker was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and imprisonment for suddenly slowing his bike in front of the Range Rover. It was this act that caused the fender bender that led to chase and beat down. He is Christopher Cruz, 28, of Passaic, NJ.
Gloria Allred represents the biker who was paralyzed from the waist down in the fender bender. She claims he was hit as he tried to defuse the situation. The biker, Edwin Mieses, 32, is not licensed to ride a motorcycle and has not been licensed to drive a car in his home state of Massachusetts since 1999, and has never applied for a motorcycle license.