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'We have a baby in the car! Stop!' New photos show investment banker being dragged from his SUV and beaten by bikers as his terrified wife cowers inside {VIDEO} {F}

Pictured: Father who was beaten by vicious biker group is seen in public for the first time since attack as four more riders appear in court

Rosalyn Ng's 911 call released as husband brutally beaten in Manhattan

  • Rosalyn Ng was in the car with her husband Alexian Lien and their two-year-old daughter in September 2013 when the bike gang surrounded them
  • Fearing for his life, Lien drove his car through the gang, hitting one of the bikers and leaving him paralyzed
  • The gang then caught up with the family, pulled Lien out and beat him
  • His wife can be heard begging with the gang to stop on the 911 call  
  • Undercover NYPD detective Wojciech Braszczok, 34, and co-defendant Robert Sims, 36, are in court on assault charges
  • Lien wept in court earlier this week as he described how he was in fear for his life and the lives of his wife and 2-year-old daughter

Newly-released photographs have revealed the terrifying moment a father was dragged from his SUV by a gang of bikers and brutally beaten in front of his wife and child as they cowered inside.  

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office released the photographs - as well as a harrowing 911 call made by the man's wife - as two bikers allegedly involved in the melee stand trial this week. 

'They are attacking our car right now,' Ng told the 911 dispatcher in the call shared by ABC News. 'We have a baby in the car and it's really scary.'

But as the bikers got closer, she could be heard screaming at the gang: 'We have a baby in the car! Stop! We have a baby in the car!'

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Attack: An image from the DA's office shows Alexian Lien being pulled from his Range Rover by a large gang of bikers before he was beaten in Manhattan in 2013. Two of the bikers are now on trial

Attack: An image from the DA's office shows Alexian Lien being pulled from his Range Rover by a large gang of bikers before he was beaten in Manhattan in 2013. Two of the bikers are now on trial

Brutal: Multiple bike gang members stomp on Lien as he lays on the ground as passersby look on in shock

Brutal: Multiple bike gang members stomp on Lien as he lays on the ground as passersby look on in shock

Aftermath: An image taken on the scene shows Lien face down on the ground following the attack

Aftermath: An image taken on the scene shows Lien face down on the ground following the attack

GRAPHIC: New video reveals bikers' brutal beating of banker

But the men continued. In the terrifying incident caught on camera, Mr Lien accelerated through the gang - leaving one biker paralyzed - before they caught up with him, dragged him from the vehicle and beat him. 

Newly-released evidence photographs show Mr Lien being dragged from the front of his vehicle before repeatedly stomping on him on the ground.

Following the attack, he was left face-down in the road as passersby rushed to his side and called 911. In other images, he can be seen staggering to his feet with a bloodied face and hands.

In court on Tuesday, his wife testified that they also tried to pull her out of the vehicle.

'They somehow get my door open and there were like two or three guys,' she told the court, WABC reported.

'And they were yanking me out. They couldn't drag me out of the car because I still had my seatbelt on. I'm screaming, "We have a baby! We have a baby! Stop! Stop!"'

Eventually she retreated to the back seat of the vehicle, which was covered in shattered glass, to be with her daughter, she told the court. She could do nothing as her husband was beaten.

When she finally got out of the car, 'I was trying to keep my daughter's face away from looking at Alex,' she told the court. 'I just didn't want to scare her.' 

Lien, who said he lost his job at Credit Suisse in the wake of the incident, needed at least 20 stitches and has permanent scars on his face, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass said. 

911: Terrified wife calls police three times during biker chase
Terrified: His wife climbs into the front of the car after she huddled in the back to comfort her young daughter

Terrified: His wife climbs into the front of the car after she huddled in the back to comfort her young daughter

Terrified: Rosalyn Ng, pictured with her husband Alexian Lien, desperately called 911 as their vehicle was surrounded by bikers in Manhattan in 2013. She took the stand on Tuesday to recount her ordeal
Alexian Lien after the attack

Terrified: Rosalyn Ng, pictured left with her husband Alexian Lien, desperately called 911 as their vehicle was surrounded by bikers in Manhattan in 2013. Her husband is pictured right after he was attacked

Speaking in court this week, Mr Lien said he felt 'complete fear. For my life, for my wife's for my daughter's.'

Lien testified at the trial of undercover detective Wojciech Braszczok, 34, and co-defendant Robert Sims, 36, who are charged with assault and other crimes in the brutal attack. 

On the witness stand, Lien said the family were headed to New Jersey for some shopping for the couple's anniversary.

But when they hit Manhattan's West Side Highway in their blue Range Rover, they crossed paths with hundreds of bikers. Some were popping wheelies and slapping the tops of cars they passed.

One motorcyclist tried to block other cars from going north to allow the bikes to pass, but Lien said he was 'annoyed' and wanted to get on with his day, so he kept driving. As the bikes whizzed by, his wife tossed a half-eaten plum and later a water bottle at the bikers, he said.

Tensions rose. A motorcyclist knocked off his rear-view mirror, and Lien was eventually forced to a stop as some bikers got off their rides and approached his car.

'And as they're around my car, I feel it being hit, being kicked,' he said. 'I'm horrified at this point, and I recall asking my wife, "What do I do? What do I do?"' he recounted through tears.

Images taken from a nearby building shows people swarming around the man on the ground

Images taken from a nearby building shows people swarming around the man on the ground

Aid: A bloodied Lien stumbles to his feet as passerby come to his side and call 911 for help

Aid: A bloodied Lien stumbles to his feet as passerby come to his side and call 911 for help

Provocation: Lien said in court that his wife was annoyed with the rowdy band of bikers surrounding them and threw a half-eaten plum at them. Pictured, he drives his car over one biker in a bid to escape them

Provocation: Lien said in court that his wife was annoyed with the rowdy band of bikers surrounding them and threw a half-eaten plum at them. Pictured, he drives his car over one biker in a bid to escape them

Moment banker is attacked after SUV plows through biker gang

'She says, 'Just go! Just go!'' And I make a hard right because I see there's an opening and I ... I just go.'

He said he knew he had hit someone. 'But I just wanted to escape the situation,' he said.

'I'm scared. I'm scared s***less,' Lien recalled, according to New York Post. 'I'm honking, trying to get attention from the general public and my wife is continuing to call 911, saying to the operator, "We're scared for our lives. Please, help!"'

His wife added on the stand: 'In my mind we needed to get out of there. We were not going to survive.'

Bikers followed him off the highway and one of them repeatedly struck the driver's window with his helmet. Eventually, Lien was yanked from the SUV and brutally beaten and stomped on.

Lien was not charged. The biker Lien hit, Edwin Mieses, was paralyzed. The 26-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against the married father.

In the current case, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass has accused Braszczok, who was off duty, of failing to act as a police officer when he took part in the rally gone wrong. 

Braszczok reached into a broken window on the SUV, then stood by and eventually drove off as others pulled Lien from the car, prosecutors said. 

On trial: Detective Wojciech Braszczok, the undercover NYPD cop on trial for assault in connection with the biker gang attack on a motorist in 2013, is pictured outside a Manhattan court last month

On trial: Detective Wojciech Braszczok, the undercover NYPD cop on trial for assault in connection with the biker gang attack on a motorist in 2013, is pictured outside a Manhattan court last month

In hiding: Braszczok, center, is led into the Manhattan court with his face covered on Tuesday

In hiding: Braszczok, center, is led into the Manhattan court with his face covered on Tuesday

'Not only did he fail to protect and serve, he cast his lot in with the assailants,' Steinglass said.

Defense attorney John Arlia said Braszczok was acting as a cop afraid of blowing his deep cover. 

He denied Braszczok took part in any assault. Braszczok should have told his colleagues that he'd seen the assault, but he was afraid of losing his job, Arlia said.

'It was not his proudest moment but it doesn't make him a criminal,' he said.

Sims' lawyer Luther Williams didn't give an opening statement, but has said his client was working with police and helped save the life of the biker struck by Lien.

The defendants decided to have a judge, not a jury, determine the outcome. If convicted of gang assault, they could face five to 25 years in prison. 

Eleven men were indicted after the melee; the others have pleaded guilty to charges including assault and riot and face sentences of probation to two years in prison. 

Lucky escape: Lien, his wife and 2-year-old daughter, pictured here in November 2013, were riding in the family's SUV on the West Side Highway when they were surrounded by an unruly group of bikers 

Lucky escape: Lien, his wife and 2-year-old daughter, pictured here in November 2013, were riding in the family's SUV on the West Side Highway when they were surrounded by an unruly group of bikers 

Paralyzed: Lien ran over one of the bikers, Edwin Mieses, who was left hospitalized, pictured, and paralyzed

Paralyzed: Lien ran over one of the bikers, Edwin Mieses, who was left hospitalized, pictured, and paralyzed

Life-changing: Mieses, pictured on the Today show since the accident, has filed a lawsuit against Lien

Life-changing: Mieses, pictured on the Today show since the accident, has filed a lawsuit against Lien

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EXCLUSIVE: First video 'of NYPD undercover cop at scene of brutal road rage attack' as it's claimed he 'went rogue' and 'forgot what side of the law he was on'

Hidden: Alexian Lien emerged on Friday from his New York home, the first time he has been seen since he was attacked by a gang of bikers

  • Married father Alexian Lien left his Wall  Street apartment on Friday in a hoodie, baseball cap and  sunglasses
  • Bikers Reginald Chance, Clint Caldwell  and Craig Wright, as well as Officer Woljciech Braszczok made court  appearances on Friday

 

The victim of a vicious motorbike gang attack  was seen today for the first time since he was brutally  assaulted.

Married father Alexian Lien left his Wall  Street apartment on Friday in a hoodie, baseball cap and sunglasses. He was  accompanied by a woman believed to be his mother or mother-in-law. 

He shielded himself from cameras as he  hurried down the street in downtown Manhattan and entered a high-rise building. 

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Hidden: Alexian Lien emerged on Friday from his New York home, the first time he has been seen since he was attacked by a gang of bikers

Hidden: Alexian Lien emerged on Friday from his New York  home, the first time he has been seen since he was attacked by a gang of  bikers

Terror: Mr Lien was gragged from his car and beaten by bikers on September 29 in front of his wife and two-year-old daughter on a New York highway

Terror: Mr Lien was gragged from his car and beaten by  bikers on September 29 in front of his wife and two-year-old daughter on a New  York highway

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The emergence of the victim came as four more  bikers accused of taking part in the September 29 assault appeared in court. 

Bikers Reginald Chance, Clint Caldwell and  Craig Wright, as well as Officer Woljciech Braszczok made court appearances on  Friday.

Chance was in court on Friday morning and was  the second indicted following Robert Sims.

On Thursday, Sims who can allegedly be seen  on video dragging the driver from the SUV and beating him , was indicted. 

 

Investigators continue to work to find out  what roles other members of the gang may have played in the attack on a New York  highway.

Braszczok also appeared on Friday but covered  his face with a hoodie on his way in and out of court. He is next scheduled to  appear in February after he testifies before a grand jury.

Caldwell was similarly not indicted and will  appear before a grand jury next week.

Suspect James Kuehne appeared in court on  Thursday, as the one who allegedly hit Mr Lien repeatedly with his helmet. He  has pleaded not guilty.

During the chaotic incident, Alexian Lien ran  over biker Edwin Mieses in his SUV. The biker was left with spinal injuries and  may be paralyzed.

Lien said he feared for the safety of his  wife and two-year-old daughter who were in the Range Rover. He has not been  charged with any crime.

Admission:

Admission: Matthew Rodriguez, 28, is assigned to the  Internal Affairs Bureau and only admitted being part of the ride a few days ago,  according to a report

 

The developments came as another NYPD officer reportedly came forward and admitted to being part of the  biker gang, it was revealed on Thursday. 

Matthew Rodriguez, 28, who is assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB), only  admitted being part of the ride a few days ago, according to a DNAinfo  report.

It is unclear whether the five-year veteran  played any part in the violence against SUV driver Alexian Lien.

Rodriguez is part of the division which is  currently investigating those involved in the attack.

Detective Braszczok, 32, is charged with gang  assault in the first-degree, assault in the first degree and criminal  mischief  in the third degree over his alleged role in the incident.

His lawyer insisted he would be exonerated by  the very video prosecutors claim incriminates him during the September 29 attack.

'The allegation is that he struck the rear  portion hatchback window, which has a gaping hole already in it; it's already  destroyed,' attorney John Arlia said. 'Under the law, it's a fatal flaw. You  can't break what's already broken.'

Mr Arlia said the video clearly shows  Braszczok did not participate in the eventual attack on the SUV driver and was  nowhere near him.

Braszczok hasn't been charged with assaulting  the driver, Alexian Lien, who authorities say was pulled from his Range Rover  and beaten on the street by other motorcyclists.

 

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Identified and arrested: The undercover NYPD cop who 'shattered rear window in savage attack on terrified SUV driver and his family after claiming he was bystander'

EXCLUSIVE:

  • Wojciech Braszczok, 32, faced gang assault, assault and criminal mischief charges in court today
  • YouTube footage of incident shows biker fitting his description riding very close to the SUV
  • At one point the biker can be seen going to get off his bike
  • Claimed to have been just a witness but police have another video that allegedly shows him smashing out back screen of Alexian Lien's Range Rover and 'terrorizing' his wife and young daughter
  • His lawyer today said showing pictures of his face would jeopardize his life
  • Alleged to have not told bosses that he was at the incident until three days later
  • He has been undercover with the Occupy Wall St movement for two years
  • Online profiles show him interested in fast bikes, women and tweets under a handle using a picture of himself with a mohawk haircut 
  • Unclear how much of his social media is part of his cover
  • Four bikers have now been taken into custody in connection with the brutal attack on Lien, his wife and two-year-old daughter last week

 

The first video that appears to show an undercover cop charged for taking part in the brutal gang bike attack on a family in their SUV, can be revealed today.

It comes amid claims that he may have 'gone rogue' after spending too long undercover, according to a report.

Detective Wojciech Braszczok may have become so immersed in his cover story that he forgot himself when he allegedly took part in the assault, suggested a DNAinfo source.

In an echo of films like Donnie Brasco - in which an undercover cop feels the strain of his double life - Braszczok may have stepped over the line.

A source said: 'Sometimes an undercover spends too much time in a role, becomes the character and forgets what side of the law he is on'.

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Alongside: A biker matching Braszczok's description can be seen riding next to the rear of the SUV in YouTube videos of the attack

Pictured: Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was off duty while he allegedly participated in the brutal biker gang attack on a driver September 29. His lawyer today said showing pictures of his face would jeopardize his life

Involvement: Braszczok appears to get off his bike in a YouTube video of the brutal assault

 

Symbols: Braszczok's jacket bears the insignia of the Front Line Soldiers, a motorcycle club based in New Rochelle, New York, just north of New York City

Symbols: Braszczok's jacket bears the insignia of the Front Line Soldiers, a motorcycle club based in New Rochelle, New York, just north of New York City

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A YouTube video of the day of the attack shows a rider fitting Braszczok's description in the main group chasing Alexian Lien's Range Rover.

The video shows a man believed to be Braszczok apparently at the front of the group chasing Lien at all times. At no point does he try to stop the pursuit.

At around two minutes he surges from the back and positions himself to the left of the vehicle.

His red bike - which looks like the one in Braszczok's online postings - is later seen right behind the SUV boxing it in.

When Lien stops for the first time the man has moved to its driver's side and as one biker tries to open the driver's door, he goes to get off his bike to assist, but Lien speeds off.

Then he is seen again at the end when Lien is set upon during the second, final confrontation.

The video shows the man believed to be Braszczok apparently pulling up alongside the right of the Range Rover.

His lawyers in court claimed that he never went within 12ft of the vehicle but he is much closer than that as his bike comes to a halt by the rear window.

Braszczok's defence also claimed in court that the window was already broken - but in the video it is still intact when he reaches it.

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Footage from the September 29 incident shows Braszczok, who was off duty at the time, getting closer and closer to Alexian Lien's car

'NYPD undercover cop' 'gone rogue' spotted in biker attack video

 

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Hiding: Braszczok leaves court in New York today with his face hidden after a short hearing into his role in the biker gang assault

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Occupy jail: Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was held in custody for his alleged role in the biker gang beating. He has served with NYPD for ten years and was allegedly undercover with Occupy Wall St for five of those

Braszczok is charged with gang assault in the first degree, assault in the first degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.

Wearing beige army combat short and a black hoodie, he did not speak during a five minute hearing at Manhattan's Criminal Court on Wednesday.

The court was told that he took part in a 'brutal and brazen' attack and that while other members of the bike gang hauled Lien out of his car and set upon him, Braszczok continued to 'terrorize' his family.

The criminal complaint states that he punched the rear window of the Range Rover, causing it to break.

He then allegedly kicked the passenger side whilst Lien's wife was sitting in the front passenger seat and his two-year-old daughter was in the back. 

The criminal complaint also alleges that at the time of the assault he was wearing a black vest with the words 'Front Line Soldiers' and 'New Rochelle, NY' on it.

His name, 'WOJTEK' was on the front too and he was riding a bright red Yamaha bike.

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Biker punk: Braszczok created a very alternative online persona and he cut his hair in a mohawk to look just like those he was mixing with

Accused: While photographs were not permitted this court sketch was released of Braszczok at the hearing

Accused: While photographs were not permitted this court sketch was released of Braszczok at the hearing

 

The description from court appears to match him up in the YouTube video.

The police are said to have another video which shows him actually hitting the windscreen.

Braszczok's lawyer John Arlia said that videos of the incident will exonerate his client who he said was being targeted because he was a detective.

But despite the seriousness of the claims against him, a judge agreed with Braszczok's lawyer that pictures of him in court should not be allowed. 

Mr Arlia said that he was involved with the NYPD intelligence division which deals with 'infiltrating various organizations' and 'to disclose his identity would jeopardize his life, his families'.

For that reason MailOnline has obscured his identity.

He was released after his legal team said they could post a $100,000 cash bail bond.

He will next appear before the court on Friday.

The claims emerged on the day it was revealed that Braszczok worked undercover in the Occupy Wall Street movement for two years.

Braszczok - who also told activists his real name was 'Al' - shaved his head into a Mohawk and apparently pretended to be a biker bro to win the trust of activists. He attended demonstrations and lived like the protestors.

The revelation that Braszczok, 32, of Queens, New York, was embedded with Occupy will likely spark a new row with the movement which has taken the NYPD to court repeatedly over what it claims is abusive treatment.

 

 

 

 

Smashed: When they come to a standstill in heavy traffic, it takes moments before a biker jumps off and attacks the vehicle, smashing the driver's window with his helmet

Terror: The criminal complaint states that he punched the rear window of the Range Rover, causing it to break. He then allegedly kicked the passenger side whilst Lien's wife was sitting in the front passenger seat and his two-year-old daughter was in the back

Scary: The Liens said they feared for their lives

Shocking: Braszczok is charged with gang assault in the first degree, assault in the first degree and criminal mischief in the third degree

It also raises questions over whether or not Braszczok got so into his alternative lifestyle that he 'went rogue'. 

NBC New York was the first to report Braszczok's work with Occupy and said that he has spent 10 years within the force, the last five of which were undercover.

MailOnline has conducted an extensive trawl of his presence on the web which supports the claim.

His Twitter account makes him seem every inch the committed activist though it only has 74 tweets dating from April 2010 to May this year.

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Rabble rousing: Braszczok tweeted Occupy events including this 'spring training' event in April, 2012

Rabble rousing: Braszczok tweeted Occupy events including this 'spring training' event in April, 2012

 

 

 

 

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Rogue? It is unclear how much of Braszczok's online personalities were part of his cover or his genuine lifestyle

Full throttle: Social media accounts linked to Braszczok show his love of bikes

Full throttle: Braszczok showed off his bright red Yamaha on his social media accounts - the complaint against him says he was riding one at the time of the incident



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Undercover Detective Who Watched While His Friend In Biker Gang Beat SUV Driver Is Suspended For Failing To Help The Victim Because He Didn't Want To Blow His Cover

The officer, who has not been named, has denied any involvement as his fellow bikers pulled a father from his SUV and beat him in Manhattan last week.

  • Wojciech Braszczok faces criminal mischief and riot charges
  • Four bikers have now been taken into custody in connection with the brutal attack on Alexian Lien, his wife and two-year-old daughter last week
  • On Tuesday, Craig Wright was arraigned for allegedly stomping on Lien

 

An off-duty, undercover NYPD detective has been arrested today over a motorcycle gang attack on an SUV driver last week in New York City.

Police spokesman John McCarthy confirmed that Wojciech Braszczok surrendered on Tuesday to faces riot and criminal mischief charges. The detective's attorney hasn't responded to messages.

The officer had previously denied any involvement as his fellow bikers pulled Alexian Lien from his SUV and beat him.

The cop's lawyer said today that the detective had only witnessed the attack however video evidence appears to show him smashing the rear window of the SUV.

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Hunt: The NYPD are looking for four bikers involved in the vicious assault on a family driving through Manhattan on September 29
Hunt: The NYPD are looking for four bikers involved in the vicious assault on a family driving through Manhattan on September 29

Hunt: The NYPD are looking for four bikers involved in the vicious assault on a family driving through Manhattan on September 29

Several members of the motorcycle gang are being sought out for questioning by the NYPD
Several members of the motorcycle gang are being sought out for questioning by the NYPD

Several members of the motorcycle gang are being sought out for questioning by the NYPD 

 

The officer, a seven-year veteran of the force, is expected to be charged with criminal mischief, according to CBS.

The officer is assigned to the NYPD Intelligence Division, but sources did not reveal whether he was on assignment or whether his actions were a ploy to protect his cover.

Michael Palladino, president of the NYPD detectives' union, said the undercover officer was forced to make a difficult decision.

Fears: Alexian Lien needed stitches after he was attacked by a group of bikers in New York on Sunday following a high-speed chase. The biker who allegedly caused the melee has been arrested

Hurt: Alexian Lien needed stitches after he was attacked by bikers in New York as he tried to protect his wife and child. It has now emerged that an undercover cop was part of the group that attacked

Smashed: When they come to a standstill in heavy traffic, it takes moments before a biker jumps off and attacks the vehicle, smashing the driver's window with his helmet

Smashed: When they come to a standstill in heavy traffic, it takes moments before a biker jumps off and attacks the vehicle, smashing the driver's window with his helmet

'Compromising his identity could compromise all the work he's doing and his safety as well,' Palladino told NBC. 'It's very difficult to lead a double life.'

The officer now faces an internal investigation because he didn't inform higher brass that he was with the bikers, let alone the crime scene, until three days after the attack, the Post said.

Manhattan district attorney’s Trials Division, Karen Friedman Agnifilo said that the city cannot chase everyone involved saying: 'Prematurely charging individuals with low-level crimes does not further the goals of the investigation and could weaken the cases we expect to bring against the perpetrators of serious crimes.'

The explosive development came as another biker headed to court over the incident.

Craig Wright was arrested on charges of gang assault
Craig Wright was arrested on charges of gang assault

In court: One of the bikers, Craig Wright, was arraigned on Tuesday on charges of gang assault in the attack

Accused: Wright, with his attorney Mitchell Elman, allegedly stomped on Lien three times in the video

Accused: Wright, with his attorney Mitchell Elman, allegedly stomped on Lien three times in the video

Craig Wright, 29, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday and ordered held on $100,000 bail, even though his lawyer said he was innocent.

Prosecutors argued that Wright, from Canarsie, Brooklyn, had been caught on video stomping of Lien at least three times after he was dragged from the SUV.

Wright was arrested Monday on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment.

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Cruz isn't charged with participating in the horrific six-on-one beating that left Mr Lien hospitalized, but police believe that he was trying to force him to slow down or stop. He is charged with reckless driving and false imprisonment.

Cruz is charged with reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment, but he has retained an attorney and is fighting the chargesChristopher Cruz is charged with reckless driving and false imprisonment

  • Video shows the biker changing lanes and slowing down directly in front of the SUV driven by Alexian Lien
  • Cruz says he never meant to make Mr Lien slow down or stop
  • Mr Lien was brutally beaten after he panicked and ran over a biker
  • Two men have been charged with attack Mr Lien

Christopher Cruz is accused of causing a crash and sparking a confrontation that left a fellow member of his biker club paralyzed and led to a tech executive being brutally beaten in front of his wife and young child.

But Cruz says it's his life that's ruined. 

The 28-year-old father of two claims he never intended to box in Alexian Lien's Range Rover SUV on New York City's West Side Highway last Sunday - he was only changing lanes and looked back to see where his friends are. 

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No guilt: Christopher Cruz, 28, says he is not responsible for the injury of a fellow biker or the beating of Alexian Lien - even though he is accused of starting the crash that kicked off the violence

No guilt: Christopher Cruz, 28, says he is not responsible for the injury of a fellow biker or the beating of Alexian Lien - even though he is accused of starting the crash that kicked off the violence

 

Beginning of the end: But then Alexian Lien's SUV taps the rear wheel of this motorcycle

Police say this is Christopher Cruz, seen on a helmet cam video moments before Mr Lien's SUV struck his motorcycle

Cruz isn't charged with participating in the horrific six-on-one beating that left Mr Lien hospitalized, but police believe that he was trying to force him to slow down or stop. He is charged with reckless driving and false imprisonment.

He says the charges and the publicity from the case have ruined him. 

'It's turned my life upside down right now,' he told ABC's 'Good Morning America' Monday.

He also denied that he was driving recklessly.

Fears: Alexian Lien needed stitches after he was attacked by a group of bikers in New York on Sunday following a high-speed chase. The biker who allegedly caused the melee has been arrested

Lien needed stitches after he was attacked by bikers in New York on Sunday as he tried to protect his wife and child. He hit some bikers in a bid to escape them but they caught up and beat him

Cruz is charged with reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment, but he has retained an attorney and is fighting the charges

Cruz is charged with reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment, but he has retained an attorney and is fighting the charges

 Christopher Cruz, pictured here, could face additional charges, police say

Christopher Cruz, pictured here, could face additional charges, police say

 

'I had no intentions to slow him down or to cause any type of problem,' Cruz

'I didn't think I was doing anything wrong by just cutting into another lane.'

Video from a fellow rider's helmet cam shows Cruz looking back as he changes lanes inches in front of the SUV.

Mr Lien then struck Cruz's motorcycle.

After the collision, Mr Lien then panicked and plowed through the crowd of bikers that stopped around him. Mr Lien struck Edwin Mieses Jr., 26, and ran him over run over, leaving him with broken bones and spine injury that paralyzed him.

Mr Lien called 911 and attempted to flee the bikers, but they chased after him.

When he exited the highway and had to stop for traffic, several furious bikers attacked the SUV, pulled Mr Lien and brutally pummeled him - including stomping on his head. 

But Cruz says he has no guilt about the incident, which all started with the crash he is accused of causing.

'I don't feel responsible,' he said.

'But I do feel bad for the family that go hurt.'

Busted: Reginald Chance is accused of shaming Mr Lien's window with his helmet before beating him

Busted: Reginald Chance is accused of shaming Mr Lien's window with his helmet before beating him

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Police have arrested two other men in connection with the attack. Reginald Chance, 38, is accused of smashing Mr Lien's window out with his helmet.

Robert Sims, 35, is accused of stomping on Mr Lien's head as he tried to crawl away from his attackers.

The NYPD has released a picture of a third suspected attacker.

However, the New York Post reported this weekend that detectives believe up to six bikers participated in the savage beatdown of Mr Lien.

Kevin Bresloff, the biker who filmed much of the encounter, says he has received death threats from other members of the biker club because he is cooperating with police detectives investigating the incident.

Smashed: This is the SUV that Alexian Lien was driving when he was attacked by members of a biker club in New York

Smashed: This is the SUV that Alexian Lien was driving when he was attacked by members of a biker club in New York

 

Attackers smashed windows of the luxury SUV before pulled Mr Lien out and battering him, police say

Attackers smashed windows of the luxury SUV before pulled Mr Lien out and battering him, police say


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Revealed: One of the bikers who stood by as SUV driver was beaten in front of his family was an undercover cop

Reginald Chance

Reginald Chance

In custody: Reginald Chance, 38 (pictured top and bottom) surrendered himself to police in connection to the Sunday attack on an SUV driver 

An undercover New York City police officer who witnessed a violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a group of bikers last week but failed to report it has been suspended as two of the alleged attackers turned themselves in.

Reginald Chance, 38, who police say is the biker seen in a video smashing his helmet against Alexian Lien’s SUV and yanking him out of the vehicle, came forward Friday night along with 35-year-old Robert Sims.

Sims, of Brooklyn, has been charged with attempted assault, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The 35-year-old biking enthusiast has been identified as the person seen trying to open Lien's door, according to the New York Daily News. 

Meanwhile, NYPD spokesman John McCarthy confirmed Saturday that an unnamed detective believed to be a narcotics officer was stripped of his gun and badge pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation why it took the agent four days to come forward. 

McCarthy said internal affairs was also trying to determine investigating whether any other officers were present during the Sunday altercation and didn't immediately report it.

It has been reported this week that at least five off-duty NYPD officers witnessed the beating of Alexian Lien, who was driving an SUV on the Henry Hudson Parkway last Sunday with his family inside.

The incident left Lien needing stitches and motorcyclist Edwin Mieses Jr possibly paralyzed.

Among the off-duty cops were at least two detectives and three other officers who did little to stop the attack. One of the detectives, the undercover narcotics officer, watched as the violence broke out and chose not to break it up for fear of ruining his cover.

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NEW The officer was off duty at the time of the incident last weekend in New York City, and he watched as the violence broke out and chose not to break it up. New pictures show victim Edwin Meises Jr before and after the incident, as he now faces permanent paralysis.

      . Injured biker Edwin Mieses Jr now faces permanent paralysis

  • An undercover cop was riding with the motorcycle group during his off time and has since told his superiors that he was there during the fight
  • Biker who took off his helmet and bashed the Range Rover's window is expected to turn himself in

An undercover police officer has told his superiors that he was riding along with the motorcycle gang when a fight broke out between one of the riders and a husband driving a Range Rover.

The officer was off duty at the time of the incident last weekend, and he watched as the violence broke out and chose not to break it up for fear of ruining his cover.

The unidentified officer was not the only one to come forward to authorities as it is believed that the biker who was seen on the video smashing his helmet into the Range Rover's window is expected to turn himself in to police for his role in the melee.

The undercover cop did not report his connection to the incident until four days had passed and it became clear that the biker who was run over by the car has been paralyzed and may never walk again.

Before and after: Edwin Mieses Jr suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve and now may never walk again
Before and after: Edwin Mieses Jr suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve and now may never walk again

Before and after: Edwin Mieses Jr suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve and now may never walk again

 

The New York Post reports that the undercover officer was not the only cop at the scene, as several members of the motorcycle group- called the Front Line Soldiers- are police officers themselves.

Internal Affairs of the NYPD are now investigating whether or not any of these officers were the ones who were pictured hitting the Range Rover, though they do not seem to be worried that the undercover took part.

'It is does not appear that he got involved at the scene,' a police source told The Post.

That said, the undercover officer has hired a lawyer.

The moment a Range Rover driver accelerated away from a pack of motorcyclist, taking out several in its path

 

On camera: This shows the moment the Range Rover driver panicked and hit some of the bikers as he tried to get away to protect his wife and child. It is believed he hit Jeremiah Mieses here

Smashed: When they come to a standstill in heavy traffic, it takes moments before a biker jumps off and attacks the vehicle, smashing the driver's window with his helmet

Smashed: When they come to a standstill in heavy traffic, it takes moments before a biker jumps off and attacks the vehicle, smashing the driver's window with his helmet

He was not the only one to do so, as longtime partner of Edwin Mieses Jr, the man who was run over by the car, has hired famed defender Gloria Allred.

'He is the best father I know,' Dayana Mejia said at a Friday press conference.

'To learn that he almost died and that he may not walk again- that is all still sinking in.

'It tears me up that anyone could think that Edwin in anyway deserves what happened to him.'

Mieses was one of dozens of bikers who rode alongside a black Range Rover on Manhattan's West Side Highway last weekend until a biker slowed down and the vehicles bumped, police said.

Video captured at the scene shows the SUV surrounded by helmeted riders.

Damage: The broken window on the passenger side of the vehicle shows that the male driver was not the only target of the bikers' wrath

Damage: The broken window on the passenger side of the vehicle shows that the male driver was not the only target of the bikers' wrath

Scary: The Liens said they feared for their lives

Scary: The Liens said they feared for their lives

Towed away: The car was brought to the NYPD's 33 precinct on Friday

Towed away: The car was brought to the NYPD's 33 precinct on Friday

In the video, one rider approaches the vehicle and peers into the driver's side window.

Police said others tried to damage the SUV before the driver, Alexian Lien, took off and ploughed over Mieses.

The bikers then chased after Lien and smashed his car window with their helmets, then pulled him from the SUV and beat him to the point where he required stitches.

Lien's wife, Rosalyn Ng, has said that her family's sympathies go out to Mieses, but that they had to flee a dangerous situation.

'He is the best father I know,' Dayana Mejia, Mieses' longtime partner, said at a Friday press conference

'He is the best father I know,' Dayana Mejia, Mieses' longtime partner, said at a Friday press conference

Identified and arrested: The undercover NYPD cop who 'shattered rear window in savage attack on terrified SUV driver and his family after claiming he was bystander'

Support: Ms Mejia, seen with attorney Gloria Allred and Mieses' father Edwin Mieses Sr, said that they are still coping with how to deal with Edwin's injuries

Support: Ms Mejia, seen with attorney Gloria Allred and Mieses' father Edwin Mieses Sr, said that they are still coping with how to deal with Edwin's injuries

 

She said her husband was trying to protect her and their 2-year-old child, who was also in the car at the time.

Mieses, who is from Lawrence, Massachusetts, suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve, said his attorney, Allred.

His injuries may have left him paralyzed.

Pain: Ms Mejia said that it is wrong to cast any of the blame of the incident on her partner

Pain: Ms Mejia said that it is wrong to cast any of the blame of the incident on her partner

 

'He told everyone to move on and go back to riding, and turned his back to the SUV to start walking back to his own bike,' Allred said.

'It was then, with his back to the SUV, and as he was in front of it, that he was run over and crushed.'

Mejia said a difficult situation has been made worse by what she described as a 'perception' that some people have about the riders who participated in the rally on Sunday.

'They are not gang members. They are not thugs,' Mejia said.

'They are FedEx drivers, plumbers, military reservists, musicians. They are fathers and brothers and sons, and sisters and mothers.'

She also said Mieses didn't know any of the people he was riding with on Sunday aside from one friend who traveled to New York with him.

Mieses was recently arrested in Andover, Mass., for driving with a revoked license. He also never applied for a motorcycle license.

Records show that in June he was named a habitual offender and his right to drive in the state was revoked until 2017. It wasn't clear if he had been licensed in any other state.

Fears: Alexian Lien needed stitches after he was attacked by a group of bikers in New York on Sunday following a high-speed chase. The biker who allegedly caused the melee has been arrested

Fears: Lien needed stitches after he was attacked by bikers in New York on Sunday as he tried to protect his wife and child. He hit some bikers in a bid to escape them but they caught up and beat him

Mieses and the others seen on the video were participating in a periodic rally in which more than 1,000 bikers head for Times Square, police said.

The Manhattan district attorney's office has charged one rider, 28-year-old Christopher Cruz, of Passaic, N.J., with unlawful imprisonment and reckless driving while authorities continue to search for other cyclists.

Investigators and prosecutors are tracking down and talking to dozens of helmet-clad motorcyclists seen in the video, which was posted online.

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Comment by Empress J on August 13, 2015 at 5:37pm
Exactly! @El-Bull ...its bullshit all around da board! Do anyone know how is da paralyzed guy doing? Plz inform us about his status cuz we care
Comment by El-Bull on August 13, 2015 at 4:27pm

Those two are nothing more than self entitled snobs who think they can have their way. After running over the biker, the husband deserved to have his ass beaten as he did it on purpose-----but because he is an "Investment Banker" the system is giving him the benefit of the doubt just like they do cops.....SMH

Comment by DaRadiant1 on June 11, 2015 at 2:02pm

First of all it illegal to block any roadway without legal permits, unless it is a parade, a march,,U know something that has a purpose. But blocking a roadway to performed stunts on a motorcycle, ATVs, dirt bikes for recreational purposes is against the law. That's why the driver was not charged. Can't blame the driver on this one. The paraplegic victim that is suing the driver, he got one helluva case to prove. Even he wasn't in the brawl, but by him engaging in the stunt activities, he may not have a case because of that. They all knew it illegal and they had an undercover cop there too! He should have stopped the the entire thing.

Comment by Jessy on May 22, 2015 at 12:14am

It says they target the SUV  because when the bikers first blocked the cars on the highway and stopped the cars from going, the SUV driver said he wasn't going to be one of the cars that stopped because he wanted to get on with his day, so he kept going.  It also says his wife got very annoyed about the bikers and threw a half eaten plum at them and a empty water bottle at them.  That's what sparked the bikers.

Comment by Rachel Rothechild on May 21, 2015 at 1:20pm

Cruxz Still Will Not Admit To His Obvious Role In This Horrible Infraction That Tumbled Into A Tsunami With The Majority Of His "Biker Brethren" Who Not If But Will Go To Prison And Left One Imprisoned In His Own Body. And For Those Undercover Cops karma Is a B****.

Comment by Contonila Goodman on May 21, 2015 at 12:56pm

Yeah the chinese man is white..so he has priority in the eyes of American Law.

Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on May 21, 2015 at 12:22pm
Sad in every which way you can think about it.
Comment by Empress J on May 21, 2015 at 9:40am
Exactly @mssusieqno1 @Cat... they also forgot he ran over da biker and he's paralyzed!
Comment by Cat on May 21, 2015 at 1:47am
It actually started I believed with the fruit and bottled water being thrown at the bikers. Why weren't the cell phones used? Exactly
Comment by mssusieqno1 on May 20, 2015 at 10:21pm
This s*** is mad old news! They have been charging these guys. Things are not all what they seem. I don't condone the beating in front of the daughter, butt what happened to the fact this guy Lien cutting them off and making one of the motorcycles fall with one of the men on it! No one knows that. It actually started with the Chinese Man.

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