A grand jury has found probable cause to indict 11 bikers including an undercover New York City police detective in connection with a road-rage incident with an SUV driver that was caught on camera. NYPD detective Wojceich Braszczok was charged with gang assault, rioting, and more in the 14-count indictment related to the Sept. 29th altercation with Alexander Lien.
Braszczok was off-duty at the time. Footage of the incident, which was recorded by a biker’s helmet camera, went viral after being posted online. Authorities say that bikers chased Alexander Lien after he bumped into one of them during a biker rally. Bikers then surrounded his SUV. He called 911 and told police he feared for his life. He sped up running over one biker critically injuring him. Lien was not charged. Lien’s family was also in the vehicle.
The chase ended in traffic where Lien’s windows were smashed, according to police, by bikers. He was then allegedly dragged out of the SUV and beaten in the street. He was not severely injured. Prosecutors allege that the police officer was the one captured on video using his fist to bash in the rear window of Lien’s SUV.