Report: Alex Lien, Man Attacked In Biker Melee, Intends To Sue City

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man who was dragged from his SUV and beaten by a group of motorcyclists following a frightening chase on a Manhattan highway has filed a legal notice saying he intends to sue New York City over the attack.

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Prosecutors say an off-duty police detective was among the bikers who pursued and beat Alexian Lien after a confrontation on the West Side Highway.

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The September assault was recorded by one biker and later posted on the Internet.

The New York Post reports that Lien filed a formal “notice of claim” against the city on Dec. 24.

It accused the police department of failing to properly train officers.

A spokeswoman for the city’s Legal Department said it would defend the claim if it proceeds to a full lawsuit.

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