Off-Duty NYPD Officer Arrested in Attack on SUV Driver

Biker Attack Manhattan

A group of bikers chase a Range Rover driver after rider is hit. (credit WPIX)

New York police have arrested one of their own on riot and criminal mischief charges in connection with the September 29 attack on an SUV driver in New York City, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Wojciech Braszczok, a 32-year-old detective in the New York Police Department who was off-duty at the time, is allegedly shown on a video pounding on the Range Rover as it drove amid a sea of motorcyclists on the city’s West Side Highway, according to the official. That video is now in investigators’ hands.

It is is not clear if the detective participated in the beating of the vehicle’s driver that followed.  Both charges Braszczok faces are felonies, according to the law enforcement official.

Braszczok was one of at least two off-duty undercover officers who were riding with fellow bikers that day, a law enforcement official told CNN.

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