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 smashing the rear window of 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 not clear if the detective participated in the subsequent beating of the vehicle’s driver, Alexian Lien. 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. The other officer, who is under investigation, has been talking with authorities about the incident, a law enforcement source said.
Braszczok is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.