UPDATED Nov. 10 – A grand jury indicted 11 bikers, including an undercover New York City police detective, in connection with a well-publicized clash with an SUV driver, according to the Friday indictment.
NYPD detective Wojceich Braszczok, was formally charged with gang assault, criminal mischief, riot and more in the 14-count indictment related to the September 29 altercation with SUV driver Alexander Lien.
Braszczok was off-duty at the time.
NEW YORK UPDATE, Wednesday, October 9-
Did a New York undercover detective have a hand in the beating of an SUV driver by a group of motorcyclists?
That’s what prosecutors argued Wednesday, when Wojciech Braszczok was charged with first-degree gang assault and first-degree assault– both felonies — and third-degree criminal mischief in connection with a September 29 incident on Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
Video shows Braszczok, who was off-duty riding with his motorcycle club at the time, was an active participant in the beating of Alexian Lien, the man dragged from his Range Rover and beaten, according to prosecutors.
NEW YORK UPDATE 12:30 October 6-
Police said one of the bikers — Robert Sims — also stomped on the driver’s head and body, according to a detective’s criminal complaint.
Sims was one of two bikers who turned himself in to authorities on Friday. He has been charged with attempted assault, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
UPDATE: Police say they have identified the biker seen on a video bashing in an SUV’s window.
Authorities have identified and will soon apprehend a motorcyclist who played a direct role in the beating in New York City of the driver of an SUV, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
NEW YORK – One man has been arrested after a terrifying road rage incident goes viral.
A family of three in a Range Rover got caught up in a pack of motorcycles in New York City.
The incident starts after a biker pulls in front of the SUV and the driver bumps the back tire, breaking the biker’s leg.
That’s when 20 or 30 bikers descend on the SUV, surrounding him and and trying to slash the tires.
The SUV takes off, hitting three more motorcyclists in the process.
One of those bikers is now in a coma.
Eventually, the bikers catch up and corner the Range Rover in traffic.
The bikers beat in the vehicle’s window and attack the man driving.
However, his wife and young child were not injured.
The biker who pulled in front of the SUV at the start of the incident has been arrested.