It is now being reported that instead of one undercover cop present at Alexian Lien’s beating last weekend, there were actually five.
Abclocal is reporting that sources have gone on to say that at least two detectives witnessed the attack on Alexian Lien and did not directly intervene. Investigators are still working to determine what role, if any, was played by the other three officers.
Sources go on to say that the undercover cops did not come forward until late Wednesday, four full-days after the incident.
Compounding matters is the assertion amongst the group there were also NYC correction officers present at the fracas. Yes the irony is too palpable.
To date it has been disclosed one of the undercover cops present at the ruckus is an undercover narcotics cop who has since retained the services of a lawyer. At present it is understood Internal affairs is investigating what role if any the undercover cops played.
Public opinion on the recent revelation of undercover cops being present has led to many expressing bewilderment that the cops did not make an effort to intervene in the situation or at the very least defuse the situation.
Others have gone on to speculate that the cops felt compelled to stay quiet for fear of giving away their identities and jeopardizing other pending investigations where there anonymity is of paramount importance.
Authorities have also gone on to report that they are still looking into the role if any, of up to half a dozen other bikers who may have participated in the beating of Alexien Lien. Investigators are still determining their role before filing charges.
Reiterated a source: “This is a complex investigation with a lot of people involved.”