Undercover NYPD detective may face additional charges in motorcycle mob attack

By Shayna Jacobs AND Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:24 PM

Prosecutors pondered an additional charge against the undercover NYPD detective arrested after lying to police brass about his part in a motorcycle mob attack, a source told the Daily News.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office was reviewing video of the Sept. 29 beating to determine if cop Wojchiech Braszczok, 32, can face assault charges, said a source close to the case.

Braszczok, a 10-year NYPD veteran, is already charged with riot and criminal mischief. He was expected in a Manhattan courtroom for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.

Braszczok surrendered Tuesday night on the charges after a videotape surfaced showing that he took an active role when Manhattan dad was chased down by the motorcyclists and beaten, sources said.

Alexian Lien was yanked from behind the wheel of his SUV and pummeled as his wife and 2-year-old daughter watched helplessly.

The arrested detective — who worked undercover as an Occupy Wall Street protester — was caught on a damning video punching the Range Rover’s back window, a police source told the News.

Later, it appeared that Braszczok tried to kick the side of the SUV.

The detective, after waiting several days instead of immediately calling his bosses, claimed that he arrived at the Henry Hudson Parkway attack as it was winding down, sources said.

Braszczok also expolained that he didn’t come to Lien’s aid because he didn’t want to blow his cover, the sources said — but the video exposed him as a liar.

Another suspect arrested Thursday was waiting for arraignment along with the officer.

Clint Caldwell, 32, was charged with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief — and became the fifth biker busted for the chase and beating.

Cops were seeking at last four more members of the motorcycle mob, and released photos of the unidentified suspects in hopes that the public would recognize the men.

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