10/06/2013 12:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2013

Man Charged in Attack on SUV Driver a 'Fall Guy' for NYPD: Attorney

Evelyn Cordon via DNAinfo

NEW YORK CITY -- One of the motorcyclists allegedly involved in the revenge beating of SUV driver Alexian Lien was arraigned Saturday on charges of gang assault, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

But his attorney, who maintains Sims' innocence, said his client had been treated as a witness by the NYPD until press attention surrounding the case began to heat up late last week.

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