New York City officials have taken the unusual step of refusing to defend a police inspector. He’s being sued for blasting protesters with pepper spray during last fall’s Occupy Wall Street protests.
The drums were beating on Wall Street on Thursday, but they definitely weren’t in tune with Bloomberg’s latest thinking on the protest. He’s upset that the protesters don’t report crimes, like sex-related incidents, in Zuccotti Park to the police.
Officials say Anthony Bologna will lose 10 vacation days for his actions on September 24. He used the spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters who were penned-in by police.
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is said to be the officer who used pepper spray on women who were already cordoned off by a mesh barrier in Union Square.
The Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge were shut down for hours after participants of “Occupy Wall Street” took their demonstration right on to the car lanes Saturday.