Man in biker assault files legal claim against NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - January 19, 2014

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.

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 accuses 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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