At least five off-duty New York Police Department officers have admitted being present at the savage revenge beating last weekend on the Henry Hudson Parkway, according to reports.
Among the off duty cops were at least two detectives and three other officers, all who witnessed the attack and did little to stop it. One of the detectives, an undercover narcotics officer, watched as the violence broke out and chose not to break it up for fear of ruining his cover.
The five officers were not the only ones present, WABC is reporting that the NYPD is investigating whether several off-duty corrections officers were also there. Police who saw the violent attack did not begin coming forward until Wednesday – four days later.
It is believed that the 38-year-old 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, according to WABC. It is not clear what further role, if any, he played in the fracas.
Investigators have already questioned some of the six individuals seen in the YouTube video of the assault, according to WABC. They plan to talk to as many as possible, the station noted.
‘This is a complex investigation with a lot of people involved,’ a source told WABC.
One of the bikers who spoke to investigators said that Mr Lien ‘drove erratically and bumped the bike on the side,’ adding ‘when he bumped that bike on the side, that bike became aggressive because his life was in danger,’ according to WABC.
The New York Post originally reported that the first undercover officer to admit being at the ruthless pounding 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
When reached by MailOnline for comment, an NYPD spokesperson said only that the involvement of off-duty officers ‘is under investigation.’
‘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.
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
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Shocking moment car ploughs through crowd of bikers.
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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WHITE PEOPLE, WATCH FOR ANTI-BIKER, ANTI TRUCKER, ANTI VETERAN PROPAGANDA SUCH AS THIS. THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE VIETNAM WAR ERA WHERE OUR MILITARY VETS WERE OUTED FOR ACTS OF WAR. ACTS OF WAR WHICH ARE BEING PERPETRATED ON OUR WHITE SOCIETY TODAY. AT FIRST THEY SAID THE DRIVER WAS WHITE. THEY LIED! TAKE A LOOK AT THE ARTICLE BELOW. THE HISPANIC NEW WORLD ORDER HAS BEEN MURDERING BIKERS SINCE THE 1980’S IN ORDER TO DOMINATE SOUTH FLORIDA UNDER PABLO ESCOBAR. PLEASE, SAY NO TO PROPAGANDA BEFORE WE HAVE A REPEAT OF VIETNAM. WE ARE IN A COLD WAR WITH WHITES AS THE VICTIMS AND HAVE BEEN FOR DECADES. EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN.
Why are you yelling?
You need to discern the difference between REAL bikers and wannabes. Those losers were all riding riceburners, something no REAL biker would be caught dead riding.
The cold hard fact is, these lowlife scumbags have pulled this sh#t before, many times. They intentionally perpetrated this incident, because they’re nothing more than a flash mob on wheels.
Don’t attempt to defend their criminal actions here lady, we ain’t buyin’ it.
Funny why she didn`t have anything to say about those criminal “off duty” cops…. That`s right #1, what these rice grinder riders did – acting like they did – have no business calling them selves bikers…… By the way, they call themselves the ” Front Line Solgiers ” Yea right those f`n punks, no wonder that there are a lot of damned cop/pigs that are members of that wannabe punk group. Yep, cops are all the same.
They were part of a group called Hollywood Stuntz.
Is that common what they did – ya know those “Hollywood Stuntz” , going around and harassing motorist? I did see on of them doing wheelies in the video and I was hopeinmg that he would go over backwards. I can believe that most of them are cops, on or off duty acting like they did. When I was growing up in the late 50`s early sixties they used to say that their were two types of bikers and they were the cops that called themselves bikers, and then you had the biker bikers. You could always trust a biker biker but never trust a cop biker, and that means a on or off duty cop or even a spouse or a close relative of a cop – chanches are is that a cop or close relative will turn on or set up a person to save their cop relative and I guess that I also mean a so called “hollywood stuntz” biker brother as well like a brother or sister etc. ………. Good to know about those Hollywood Stuntz guys, thanks Angel
Hey digger, I saw another article last night that showed incidents that this same group have perpetrated in the past. I went back to find it, but it’s gone now, and I can’t remember the title to do a search for it, otherwise I’d post a link for you.
They intentionally caused the accidents, then beat the motorists AND robbed them.
In other words, thieves.
Yes #1 they are just some theiving punks at best. First I have evry heard of these Hollywood Stuntz guys. Ya got to go figure that this would be what they are about if they were infilterated by the cops and the feds, they are all probobly cops and feds.
Top story way back on page seven #1.
Yeppy. Just click “older posts” here on FTTWP and go back to page seven.
I’m no good at posting links…sorry.
It’s easy, tammyc.
Left click – hold down to highlight link by dragging the cursor across it.
Right click – copy
Right click – paste.
“…and chose not to break it up for fear of ruining his cover.”
The piggy choose not to step in and do his duty since he wasn’t backed by 20-30 heavily armed piggies who would’ve blasted away at anything that moved.
5 undercover cops? What role did they play in setting off this incident? Did they incite or inflame the situation?
So there were undercover NYPD cops on those bikes. I wonder what Pee-Wee has to say about this. Does he have his own biker army now, too?