NYPD Detective Charged In Biker Beatdown
October 09, 2013
Screenshot via YouTube.
An undercover NYPD
detective has been arrested and charged for participating in the beating of an SUV driver by a gang of bikers and lying about it to police.
Detective Wojciech Braszczok, 32, turned himself in on Tuesday, after the Manhattan district attorney signed off on his arrest warrant. Braszczok has been charged with riot and criminal mischief for pounding on a stopped SUV driven by Alexian Lien with and his wife and 2-year-old daughter as passengers.
Braszczok, a 10-year veteran who was working undercover, didn't participate in the beating of of Lien. He apparently hopped on his motorcycle and took off as other bikers dragged Lien out of the SUV and beat him.
The detective initially claimed he didn't intervene to help Lien so he could maintain his undercover persona. Video from the scene showed his participation, reports the New York Daily News.
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S.S. @ 10/11/2013 6:39 AM
Who could say? I use to work undercover,and I could see where he did want to keep his identity unknown, but at the same time he has the responsibility to protect the public. Tough call. I hope everything works out for him. Good luck Detective.
Capt. Crunch @ 10/11/2013 10:34 AM
Persona my a%%, I think he was being himself and knowing that his Chicken sh%% biker friends would turn him in he desided to turn himself in. I can't imagine the pain the 2 year old girl went through. Some times to save a life you have to break your cover.
Jay. @ 10/16/2013 1:29 PM
I understand that he is still an officer but he can't break his cover. They should take it into consternation.
tom @ 10/28/2013 6:15 PM
I will say this. I think he could have done both. He could have easily gotten off his bike and beat the shit out of anyone there, incl. and esp. the other bikers. Unless he had presented himself as an Asian hating, Ass beating A**hole, he could easily have done this and covered it. As it stands, he did neither and his game is up. So instead of risking, or UN-covering, he did diddly. and $5 gets you, he hasn't got a dick for his ops officer.
Greg @ 11/27/2013 4:52 AM
He can't break his cover....just what are these biker groups into? Everyone kept saying they're just a social biker group.
Sorry, both officers were gutless and no excuse works.
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