Eleven motorcyclists — including an undercover cop — were indicted this week for their roles in the videotaped assault of Alexian Lien.
November 10, 2013

An undercover cop and 10 others have been indicted for their involvement in the motorcycle mob attack that was captured on video in September. NYPD Detective Wojciech Braszczok faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted for his part in the attack on a Range Rover in Manhattan. All the bikers except for Christopher Cruz, who is accused of stopping short in traffic on purpose and got rear-ended by the Range Rover, face gang assault charges that could result in decades in prison. Cruz faces felony level criminal mischief and up to four years in prison. In the September attack, bikers smashed the windows of the Range Rover which contained saved him from having serious injuries and prevented other people from being involved.” and his wife and young child, chased the car into the streets, then dragged Lien from his car and beat him.

NYDailyNews:

"Braszczok, 32, who was deep undercover during the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is free on a $150,000 bail bond.

The detective’s attorney, John Arlia, declined to comment on the development when reached by phone Friday.

The embattled cop will be presented with the indictment at a Nov. 20 arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court. He also faces assault, coercion, riot and criminal mischief.

All bikers but one — Christopher Cruz — face gang assault charges and the possibility of decades in prison.

Cruz — who was seen on the video getting rear-ended by Lien and is accused of stopping short in traffic on purpose — faces felony level criminal mischief and up to four years in prison."

Included in the indictment is Allen Edwards, who claims to have been trying to stop the attack on Lien. According to his lawyer, John Carney, Edwards has been cooperating with police. Carney said that Edwards and a Good Samaritan " saved the life of (Lien), saved him from having serious injuries and prevented other people from being involved.”

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