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Undercover cop charged in upper Manhattan biker beating of SUV driver

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UPPER MANHATTAN (PIX11) – Police arrested and charged an off-duty, undercover officer Tuesday in connection with the brutal beating of an SUV driver by a mob of bikers following a fender bender along the West Side Highway.

According to police sources, the undercover officer, 32-year-old Wojciech Braszczok, didn’t turn himself in until three days after the incident.  On Monday, his attorney said that he arrived late and couldn’t have done anything for the beaten driver, 33-year-old Alexian Lien.  On further review of the incident however, police now believe that Braszczok was not only there, but that he participated in the incident, banging on the SUV’s windows and breaking out the rear one.

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A pack of angry bikers vandalize a a family’s SUV in Washington Heights after a wild chase in Manhattan on Sunday.

The officer’s lawyer also claimed that his Braszczok didn’t assist Lien, who was pulled from the vehicle and beaten viciously in front of his wife and 2-year-old girl, because he didn’t want to blow his cover.

Wojciech Braszczok now faces riot and criminal mischief charges.

The case is still under investigation by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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