An undercover, off duty NYC detective was arrested for his involvement in a motorcycle-SUV confrontation that made headline news around the world.
Off duty officer Wojciech Braszczok (not pictured) was arrested on riot and criminal mischief charges. Braszczok was one of the mob of motorcyclists involved in the pursuit and assault of Alexian Lien, who required stitches to close his wounds.
The motorcycle stunt club chased Lien's SUV after he ran over another motorcyclist, paralyzing him.
One of the motorcyclists involved in the melee, Craig Wright, (pictured right) was arraigned in a NY courtroom on Tuesday. Wright punched Lien through the broken SUV window and joined in stomping him on the street. He was ordered held on $100,000 bond.
Wojciech Braszczok, who was off-duty when he joined a motorcycle rally that spiraled into violence, was expected to be arraigned Wednesday. He surrendered Tuesday to face riot and criminal mischief charges, New York Police Department spokesman John McCarthy said.
According to the undercover detective's account, he saw motorcyclists attacking the SUV but didn't see anyone harm Lien, Karasyk said Monday. The detective also didn't see the SUV hit Mieses, the attorney said.
But investigators discovered video evidence showing Braszczok punching an already damaged back window, then twice kicking the side of the SUV before leaving the scene, according to two people familiar with the case.