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.
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.
Protesters’ attorneys with aides to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will demand the dismissals, and if the DA balks they’ll occupy the courts by going to trial on each and every case.
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.
A high-ranking police officer allegedly caught on video in a pepper-spray incident during the “Occupy Wall Street” protests has been given 24-hour protection at his home on Staten Island.
A domestic dispute ended in gunfire Wednesday morning in Astoria after police said a man refused to drop two box cutters after a woman claimed he assaulted her and two children.