The horrific SUV gang attack, which took place last weekend, has sent shock waves through the citizens of New York as well as the police force.
A group of bikers, who had met for an annual bikers event in New York City, got involved in an incident with a man driving a Range Rover SUV. At the time the man was with his wife and young child in the car.
Apparently the driver of the SUV accidentally struck one of the bikers in the group with his vehicle sending the other bikers into a rage. A 50-block chase ensued until the SUV was forced to stop at a traffic light.
When some of the bikers eventually caught up with the SUV driver, they dragged him from his vehicle in front of his family, having smashed his window with their helmets. He was then beaten and his head was stomped on. He required stitches to his face.
A number of off-duty, NYPD cops were also in attendance at the bikers event and allegedly took part in the SUV gang assault. ABC News reports that two off-duty officers were with the bikers group on Sunday. Among those officers, one was an undercover narcotics cop who came forward after the incident.
He said that he did not want to get involved at the time of the SUV gang assault as he was worried it would blow his cover as an undercover police officer. The NYPD have not released the identities of the off-duty cops involved. They said that Internal Affairs is carrying out its own investigation.
Further reports say that investigators are also looking into the possibility that three other off-duty officers were close-by at the time of the assault but not close enough to see what exactly happened.
What do you think about the SUV gang assault? Was the video shocking to you? And what punishment do you think the off-duty officers should get if it comes to light that they were involved in the beating of the SUV driver? Sound off in the comments feed below.