NEW YORK (WBZ/WABC/CNN) – Investigators continued to piece together what happened in a man's assault by a group of bikers that was caught on tape.
Police told CBS News that Craig Wright, 29, of Brooklyn became the fourth person arrested in the case Monday. He was charged with gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment.
Reginald Chance, the man identified in the video as the biker who slammed his helmet into the Range Rover's driver's side window, made his first court appearance Sunday. Faced with charges of gang assault, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, Chance flipped off reporters inside the courtroom.
Gregory Watts, Chance's attorney, said the charges were too severe.
"My client obviously over-reacted in smashing the window, but beyond that he was not a participant in any assault on that victim," Watts said.
Another suspect, Robert Sims, appeared in court Saturday.
The confrontation took place on a road Sept. 29 when the motorcyclists pulled Alexian Lien from his SUV and started to beat him. Lien's wife and 2-year-old daughter were also in the Range Rover.
The incident happened after the vehicle bumped a motorcycle that appeared to purposely slow down in front of it. The driver of the motorcycle, Christopher Cruz, defended his actions in an ABC News interview.
He said he believed the media was being "unfair" in its treatment of him. His attorney said Cruz was injured when Lien sped off after being surrounded by the bikers. Another person, Edwin Mieses, was critically injured.
An off-duty New York police officer was arrested Tuesday night for his involvement in the incident. Wojciech Braszczok surrendered to police and faces charges of rioting and criminal mischief, according to the Associated Press.
Braszczok could be seen in footage beating on the SUV during the melee.
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