Detective Wojciech Braszczok and his co-defendant, Robert Sims, said they believed the SUV driver had just struck a biker and fled during the September 2013 rally on the West Side Highway.
The prosecutor asked Wojciech Braszczok about initially telling his NYPD handler he didn’t see the September 2013 attack.
An off-duty undercover New York City police detective accused of taking part in a gang assault on an SUV driver says he didn’t intervene because he feared for his safety.
The handler is undercover himself and was referred to in court as “Undercover 7047.”
Annalisa Vega testified in the gang assault trial of undercover Detective Wojciech Braszczok and co-defendant Robert Sims.
Sergio Consuegra described the crazy scene in Washington Heights in September 2013 — the roar of motorcycles, the screaming of people.
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.
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.
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.
The spot is called “Can’t Go Back.” After running footage of the motorcycle melee, it segues to images from the 1970s and ’80s, depicting an overturned police car, a man holding a gun, and corpses on the ground.
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.