A road rage attack by bikers that left a New York motorist injured was witnessed by at least one undercover police officer riding with them who did not intervene and then waited three days before reporting his presence, it was claimed on Saturday.
Alexian Lien was the driver of a black Range Rover that was pursued and attacked by a number of motorcyclists last weekend, after he bumped one of them with his vehicle and then ran over another, leaving the man critically injured. The chase was captured on another biker's helmet-mounted camera.
New York police said on Saturday that two suspects in the attack on Lien had turned themselves in, but would not confirm reports that the NYPD's internal affairs division was investigating an officer who allegedly joined in the chase but stood by as the assault took place.
Anonymous law enforcement sources told the New York Post, however, that the officer has been placed on limited duty and had surrendered his gun and police badge while the unit looked into his story.