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NYPD Inspector Violated Pepper Spray Guidelines, Review Finds

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An internal NYPD review finds a deputy inspector violated department guidelines when he used pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters last month.

Officials say Anthony Bologna, who works in Manhattan North, will lose 10 vacation days for his actions on September 24. He used the spray on women who were penned-in by police.

The incident was posted on YouTube and spread quickly over the internet.

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The lawyer for one of the women, teacher’s aide Kaylee Dedrick, is urging prosecutors to bring criminal charges against Bologna.

Bologna may choose to appeal the decision. The union had said the officer’s actions were done out of a concern for the safety of officers and the of the public.

The NYPD had said the pepper spray was used properly against people trying to interfere with police attempting to disperse a crowd.

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