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NYPD arrest undercover cop in motorcycle-SUV assault case

By Jennifer Peltz & Tom Hays

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:28 p.m. HST, Oct 08, 2013

NEW YORK » An off-duty New York Police Department undercover detective apparently seen on video pounding on an SUV during a melee with motorcyclists has surrendered.

Police spokesman John McCarthy confirmed today the undercover officer is in custody. Charges are pending.

Two people familiar with the case say the detective was on a motorcycle and was seen on video hitting and kicking the SUV when a biker rally spiraled into violence. They weren't authorized to discuss the inquiry and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

The driver was pulled from his SUV on Sept. 29 after hitting a Massachusetts motorcyclist. The driver's wife says he was fleeing to protect her and their 2-year-old.

Four bikers have been charged in the case. One of them was arraigned today on assault and other charges. His attorney says he'll fight the charges.

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allie wrote:
on October 8,2013 | 01:31PM
localguy wrote:
Wait till he gets sent to prison and meets all the people he sent there. They will be so glad to see an old friend. Will have a lot to catch up with.
on October 8,2013 | 01:42PM
Graham wrote:
Do think e will be tried????
on October 8,2013 | 03:09PM
bruddahcy wrote:
nice guys who work for nypd.
on October 8,2013 | 02:28PM
HD36 wrote:
Not all black people hate Asians. This wasn't a racial crime. This wasn't the begginings of class warfare.
on October 8,2013 | 02:42PM
Anonymous wrote:
I agree. It was just some hooligans of various ethnicities who thought they could rule the road. I don't see it as a racial issue.
on October 8,2013 | 03:43PM
kailua000 wrote:
again, if it were white on black, white on asian, it would be considered racial. if it were black on white or asian on white or asian on black, its just boo hoo, hooligans making trouble.
on October 8,2013 | 07:21PM
false wrote:
But most Asians hate blacks. Listen to the merchant's tales of shoplifting and crime committed by U.S. blacks in Korea and Japan.
on October 8,2013 | 04:45PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
false, you are sick to make that preposterous statement. I'm Asian, and I don't hate blacks. None in my family do, either. Funny how some people make dumb statements under the cloak of cybernet.
on October 8,2013 | 05:00PM
kahuku01 wrote:
RetiredWorking: Re-read false's statement. Merchant's dislike the blacks because of their reputation of shoplifting at their businesses. Majority of shoplifting and looting at Asian businesses are committed by blacks so they have every right to hate the blacks for what they have done. Where was Jesse Jackson condemning his people for doing unlawful crimes? It happened in Watts and New Orleans. His is not a dumb statement when it actually happened and a factual statement
on October 8,2013 | 07:34PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT kahuku, my opinion is that his first stated sentence is an ignorant, unsubstantiated, dumb statement. "But most Asians hate blacks". Are the majority of shoplifting and looting at Asian businesses in Hawaii committed by blacks? Heck no!!!!!
on October 8,2013 | 08:37PM
kahuku01 wrote:
RetiredWorking: Com-on, did I mention Hawaii.? Common sense will tell you that Hawaii has a small percentage of blacks so why would shoplifting and looting occur in Hawaii? Heck No!!! Asians do own a lot of businesses in other 49 states. Hawaii is not the only state that have Asian's owning businesses. California has more businesses owned by Asians than Hawaii. The fact of the matter is, the blacks has the biggest percentage in prison. Have you ever stop to think why their percentage is the highest?
on October 8,2013 | 09:39PM
HD36 wrote:
On the other hand, there are many younger Japanese who try to become as black as possible by imitating rap star gesture's and getting a fro. One of Pride's fighting stars, Rampage Jackson, who fought in Japan, said the Japanese girls loved him.
on October 8,2013 | 05:16PM
kailua000 wrote:
but if he were white on black, or white on Asian it would be racial. whats the difference. anyone who does this is just a bad person.
on October 8,2013 | 07:21PM
kahuku01 wrote:
HD36: That goes for all race, no hatred against each other. But the fact of the matter is, if the driver was a black and traveling with his wife and child, and the bikers were white and caused this heinous crime, Jesse Jackson and his black caucus associates would be staging a huge uproar, protest and demonstration about a black family vehicle being bashed and the victim being beat up, claiming a racial hate crime. Where is Jesse Jackson and the black caucus condemning this crime by black men on this defenseless Asian? Luckily in New York, people are banned from carrying a concealed weapon. In many parts of the country, people do carry a concealed weapon in their vehicle for self defense and it just so happen Lien didn't have a weapon in his possession or the men bashing his windows would be dead today, Lien claiming self defense for him and his family. An uproar and demonstrations are quickly protested racial by the black caucus whenever the victim is black, regardless if a white has a right to defend himself.
on October 8,2013 | 07:21PM
HD36 wrote:
I'm not sure where Jesse is, but his son is sitting in a jail cell.
on October 8,2013 | 09:32PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Rogue cop....
on October 8,2013 | 06:13PM
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