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SUV Driver Beaten by Motorcyclists Files Notice of Claim

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TWC News: SUV Driver Beaten by Motorcyclists Files Notice of Claim Against City
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The SUV driver who was swarmed by motorcyclists, then chased and beaten by some of them last fall says he plans to sue the city and two of his alleged attackers, who are also city police officers.

The city says Alexian Lien has filed a complaint on behalf of himself, his wife and their ­2-year-old daughter.

Last September, Lien was driving with his family in their Range Rover when he bumped a slow-moving cyclist.

After that, riders converged on the SUV, and Lien ran over one of them while fleeing.

The group chased him up the highway, pulled him from his vehicle in Washington Heights and beat him on the street.

Video footage shows off-duty police officer Wojciech Braszczok breaking one of the windows.

The New York Post is reporting that both he and undercover officer Matthew Rodriguez are named in the complaint.

Eleven bikers have been arrested in the melee.

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