Grand Jury Indicts 11 Bikers in NYC Highway Brawl

An undercover NYC detective is among the 11 bikers indicted by a grand jury

Friday, Nov 8, 2013  |  Updated 11:06 PM EDT
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A grand jury has indicted 11 bikers, including an undercover New York City police detective, on various charges related to a motorcyclist-SUV highway melee.

The indictment Friday says undercover detective Wojciech Braszczok was charged with gang assault, criminal mischief, riot and other counts.

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Prosecutors have said Braszczok participated in the Sept. 29 attack by shattering the SUV's back window. He was off duty at the time. Attorney John Arlia didn't immediately return a message seeking comment, but previously told NBC 4 New York that unreleased video shows Braszczok did not participate in the assault. 

Police say that after the SUV driver bumped a bike that had slowed in front of the vehicle, motorcyclists converged on the vehicle. Police say the driver, while trying to get away, ran over a biker then motorcyclists caught up with the driver and beat him. The driver hasn't been charged.

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