An NYPD cop has been arrested and charged in the SUV gang assault that Alexian Lien and his family endured in Manhattan recently. Wojciech Braszczok faces a charge of first-degree gang assault as well as first-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief charges for his role in the biker assault. CNN reported the details on Oct. 9.
Braszczok, 32, allegedly dragged Alexian Lien from his Range Rover and then terrorized Lien's wife and daughter. After the NYPD cop was arrested, his lawyer claimed his client never touched Lien and that he had not done anything wrong. Prosecutors believe the videotape from the frightening SUV gang attack tell a different story.
Wojciech Braszczok's bail has been set for $150,000 bond or $100,000 cash. This is the undercover police officer that had been said to have been involved in the incident, and he previously had not been identified. He reportedly did not tell his superiors about his involvement in the SUV gang attack until several days after it happened. There was at least one other undercover officer in the mix that day, and some reports indicate there were perhaps more off-duty officers present throughout the incident.
This NYPD cop arrest is just the latest in a string of charges against some of the bikers who were involved in the SUV gang attack that day in Manhattan. The investigation continues, though there have been no charges filed against Alexian Lien. Police have indicated they do not plan to file any charges against him.