Published Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 | 11:16 a.m.
Updated Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 | 11:16 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have changed their minds about reducing charges against an undercover New York City police detective accused of taking part in a motorcyclists-versus-driver melee.
A Manhattan prosecutor said Thursday that he would continue pursuing top-level assault charges against Detective Wojciech Braszczok (VOY'-chehk BROOSH'-chahk) in the September attack on an SUV driver. Braszczok was off-duty.
Prosecutors said in December they might lessen the top assault charges against Braszczok and nine other bikers.
Prosecutors said then that the SUV driver's injuries were healing, so the case might no longer warrant first-degree assault charges that require permanent disfigurement. The driver needed stitches to his face.
Prosecutors say it now appears the driver's injuries haven't healed as well as hoped.
Braszczok's lawyers declined to comment after court.
The other bikers have court dates Friday.