Undercover Biker Cop Took Part In A Manhattan Assault
A New York City undercover biker cop, Wojciech Braszczok, who was posing as a motorcycle gang member was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison after he took part in a street chase and then attacked a driver in Upper Manhattan in 2013. The unfortunate series of events took place during a motorcycle rally, when an SUV driver, Alexian Lien, who was with his wife and two-year-old daughter, got into a minor altercation with the bikers. The bikers then surrounded his car, not allowing them to leave and threatened the driver and his family. Mr. Lien then stepped on the acceleration, running over one of the bikers and breaking his spine in the process. A high speed chase ensued when finally the bikers caught up with the SUV. They broke the windows and started beating Alexian Lien in front of his wife and daughter.
Though officer Braszczok did not actually hit the driver, he was filmed while punching the back window of the car. Soon after he was seen getting on his bike and riding away, never trying to stop the assault or even call 911. The whole thing was caught on tape by other bikers present. “What was on their minds was revenge, pure and simple,” said the judge during the trial. “That’s all it was. And like a gang bent on revenge, they terrorized these people.” This was in response to the officer saying that they chased the SUV down so that the driver won’t run away from the accident. But the judge also went on saying that “Just as much as anybody, Mr. Braszczok terrorized these people… Mr. Braszczok’s actions on that day have to be punished.”