An undercover cop has today stepped forward to tell that they were present during the Alexian Lien beating and car chase.
The cop goes on nbcnews to tell stepped forward after four days of the incident and now internal affairs is investigating.
The report goes on to mention that the undercover cop did not participate in the beating of Alexian Lien, nor though did they assist the victim or call 911, tells a source.
Adds abclocal: The undercover narcotics detective, himself a motorcycle rider, was off duty. Official sources say he did not get involved because he did not want to blow his cover. The undercover detective is being advised by an attorney.
The nypost goes on to tell the undercover cop is is a motorcycle hobbyist (naturally) who rides with Front Line Soldiers, a New Rochelle-based group that also counts several other cops among its members.
And then there was these comment on the web that made me wonder too:
Since when did a detective’s under cover status become more important than the safety of someone in imminent danger?
A single officer, out of uniform, with no ID, and no weapon isn’t going to stop a large gang set on a bit of the old ultraviolence. It is really fortunate that the driver wasn’t killed