Prosecutors to Reduce Charges in SUV Assault

NEW YORK -

Top charges are likely to be reduced against an off-duty undercover NYPD officer and nine other bikers charged in the gang beating of a SUV driver, The Associated Press reported. A prosecutor on Friday moved to lessen the first-degree assault charges because the victim’s injuries were healing. Those charges require permanent disfigurement. Lesser charges may give them 15 years in prison instead of 25. Prosecutors also offered plea deals but none were accepted.