A motorcyclist accused of touching off a bloody, caught-on-video confrontation between bikers and an SUV driver on the West Side Highway has pleaded guilty to assault and rioting.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office had said in December that the SUV driver’s facial injuries were healing and might not warrant the first-degree assault and gang assault charges against Detective Wojciech Braszczok and nine other bikers. The charges require permanent disfigurement.
Lawmakers have been inspired to take action in the wake of the infamous viral video showing a confrontation between a group of bikers and a man driving a sport-utility vehicle.
Charges against some of the bikers accused in the incident will likely be reduced and others may be offered plea deals.
Wojciech Braszczok appeared in Manhattan state Supreme Court Wednesday. He and 10 other bikers were charged with gang assault in the Sept. 29 West Side Highway incident.
Police have charged 40-year-old Jason Brown of Brooklyn with felony assault and gang assault.
A YouTube video of a disturbing confrontation between an SUV driver and group of motorcyclists on the West Side Highway has captivated the country — and left law enforcement officials in New York City busy. There are a lot of players and suspects involved in the case — here is a breakdown of those involved.
A police detective who was charged in the biker road rage attack last month has decided not to testify before a grand jury, his attorney said.
Another biker has been arrested in the road rage attack that left a sport-utility vehicle driver injured.
Weeks after video of a road rage attack in Manhattan by a bunch of bikers on the driver of an SUV went viral, a second undercover police officer has come forward.
Motorcyclists have been venting all over the Web about high-profile cases they said are giving them a bad name.
Alexian Lien, the sport-utility vehicle driver who was attacked and beaten in a clash with bikers last month, was seen before cameras for the first time since the attack in recent days.
Among others facing possible indictment is undercover NYPD detective Wojciech Braszczok, who is accused of being a key player in the attack.
A seventh biker has been arraigned on charges stemming from the Sept. 29 incident that began on the West Side Highway.
Wojciech Braszczok was arraigned on assault, gang assault and criminal mischief charges.