An off-duty police officer, who was arrested in connection with an incident that left a New York driver badly beaten and a motorcyclist in critical condition, is allegedly shown on a video pounding on the driver’s car, a law enforcement official said on Tuesday.
NYPD undercover detective 32-year-old Wojciech Braszczok was off-duty and riding with a pack of bikers when the driver of the SUV ran over one of the bikers after they allegedly swarmed his car. The bikers then beat the driver in front of his two-year-old child. At least one other off-duty undercover officer was riding with the bikers on the day of the assault, according to the official.
Braszczok was arrested on riot and criminal mischief charges on Tuesday. One day earlier, the officer’s lawyer said that the detective did not see the attack on Range Rover driver Alexian Lien.
On Tuesday, police arrested 32-year-old Brooklyn resident Clint Caldwell on gang assault charges. Meanwhile, a judge set a bond of $150,000 for another biker charged with assault, Craig Wright. Both Braszczok and Caldwell are expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.