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Basem Wasef

Undercover Cop Took Part in New York Motorcycle Gang Attack

By October 9, 2013

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Motorcycle Melee

In a weird twist of fate surrounding the already disturbing events of last week's savage attack on a New York motorist, it turns out an undercover New York detective was among the angry motorcycle mob which turned on the driver of the black Range Rover after he accidentally hit a biker.

Though he didn't report his presence at the September 29 melee for three days, undercover New York detective Wojciech Braszczok was not only there, he played an active role in terrorizing the family of three by punching in the rear window with his gloved fist. He initially told his superiors that he pulled up to the scene, but chose not to assist the family in peril because he "didn't want to blow his cover." Video evidence recently proved he was actually one of the aggressors.

The detective has been charged with rioting and criminal mischief, and can eventually be sentenced to up to seven years in prison thanks, in part, to the fact that a Range Rover's rear window costs $1,730, and causing more than $1,500 in damage qualifies as a D Felony. The New York Post portrays several fellow police officers as being disgusted by the actions of their wrongdoing peer and calling him an "embarrassment." But it's safe to say that those most disappointed are the citizens who hope to be protected, not assailed, by members of law enforcement.


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October 9, 2013 at 6:51 am
(1) Pete says:

That would certainly qualify as a weird twist of fate. One can only hope he is no longer a member of NYPD.
The cop haters are going to wet themselves over this…

October 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm
(2) TF says:

It’s just very sad when a police department finds out it has a bad apple. It effects the other good officers doing a good job each and every day. I don’t think the biker gang has any effect on the rest of us that ride. Vehicle accidents happen all the time. You get the person’s license plate number that is leaving the scene, and call the police to report the accident.

October 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm
(3) motorcycles says:


Same deal with motorcyclists.

As we’ve seen with the NY incident, the minority can spoil it for everyone else.


October 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm
(4) Jim Reicker says:

I don’t in any way want to excuse this police officer, but I would like to know why the NYPD was investigating these riders using undercover officer(s)??? Have they done it before? Why? How often?

October 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm
(5) Pete says:

If he was really under cover – which is probably a load of BS – was he under cover with those clowns? Highly unlikely…he’s trying everything he can think of to keep his ass out of the fire.
Those one-watts on the bikes probably haven’t got 80 IQ points between them…hardly take an police undercover operation to take them down. And now that they’ve done some serious damage, and garnered some international press, their days are numbered.

October 10, 2013 at 6:52 am
(6) Matt says:

He needs to be charged (which it looks has happened) and terminated. We certainly don’t need any more LEOs like this on the street.

October 10, 2013 at 8:20 am
(7) Scottie says:

This is very unfortunate and I’m sure it will be dealt with accordingly.

If you’ve never been to NY, come now. Di Blasio leads in the mayoral race by 40% and he wants to take Ray Kelly out. That make sense since NY has become the safest big city with Ray Kelly as police commissioner. Idiot.

October 10, 2013 at 11:37 am
(8) CCrider77 says:

Just another twist in this horrible story. Sadly, this does affect all of us as the GP tends to lump all motorcyclists together – whether good or bad.

The fact that a LEO was there on site to stop all of this before it got out of hand and prevent injury and property damage, and yet contributed to the problem is outrageous.

October 17, 2013 at 2:07 am
(9) Survivour says:

He didn’t want to blow his cover – by punching in the window? Really? At the very least he should have witnessed – not joined in. I suspect race was a factor, and if there had not been video evidence, he would have stayed ‘undercover’. The fact that he was there ‘investigating’ them, tells me this bunch is bad news. There is a difference between young and stupid – and criminal.

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