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Official: NY undercover cop present at bike rally

October 5, 2013 • National News


This undated photo provided by his family’s attorney on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 shows Edwin Mieses Jr. after he was struck by an SUV during a motorcycle rally in New York that turned violent on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve, his defense attorney, Gloria Allred, said Friday. His injuries may have left him paralyzed. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Gloria Allred)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether an undercover police officer present at a motorcycle rally witnessed a violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a swarm of bikers and didn’t immediately report it, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

The officer came forward several days after the Sept. 29 rally to say he was present, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officer has an attorney, and internal affairs detectives are trying to determine whether he witnessed the assault on the SUV driver, the official said.

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