NYPD Detective Charged in Biker SUV Attack
Four other attack suspects appear in Manhattan court
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff | Suggested by BCS
Posted Oct 8, 2013 6:30 PM CDT
This combination of undated images released by the the New York City Police Department shows a man wanted for questioning in regards to an assault on Sept. 29, 2013.   (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)

(Newser) – Looks like an undercover NYPD detective did take part in that bizarre motorcycle-SUV attack last week, the Daily News reports. An earlier report had him riding undercover with the bikers, but not intervening when they assaulted an SUV driver for hitting a biker in their group. Now a "damning video" (this one, perhaps) shows the detective striking the SUV before driver Alexian Lien was viciously beaten, according to the paper.

The video "shows him punching the back window, and then as the camera is moving, it catches him maybe throwing a kick at the side of the car," says a police source. "Once the beating starts you can see him hop on the bike and take off. So he's not involved in the assault, but he lied. He wasn't truthful." The still-unidentified detective turned himself in today to Manhattan Central Booking. Also today, one of four suspects charged in the attack—Craig Wright, 29—pleaded not guilty in court. He was held on $100,000 cash bail or $150,000 bond.

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A-purple-fairy
Oct 8, 2013 10:35 PM CDT
He was UNDERCOVER!! Key words there....he hit the car and kicked at it....he did not take part in the beating...i don't understand the problem here....had he not made it appear as if he was assisting the gang he could have been found out and beaten or killed by the members who probably, and I'm just guessing here, don't take kindly to cops...especially undercover ones trying to gather evidence to put one or all in jail....
GreenKnight
Oct 8, 2013 9:44 PM CDT
Not involved in the assault? Sounds like he made the opening moves, and once it got going he took off.
bruno937
Oct 8, 2013 9:09 PM CDT
Let's put being pc aside and admit that MOST of these guys were thinking the following: "How dare that Asian bastard drive a luxury SUV and have a content, happy family while I am sucking on government cheese !!! Bet you he is a high achieving, straight arrow, tax paying professional to boot !! I can't stand them !!"