Anthony Bologna, NYPD Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Occupy Protesters, Will Get No Help From City In LawsuitQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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|Anthony Bologna-- the NYPD Deputy Inspector caught on video pepper-spraying two women Occupy Wall Street protesters in Union Square last fall-- could have to dig into his own pockets to pay for the damages in the women's civil lawsuit against him. New York City has opted not to defend Bologna in court, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The decision indicates the city finds the 29-year NYPD veteran's defense of his actions inadequate, and is a stark contrast from NYPD spokesman Paul Browne's initial remarks on the incident in September.
As ProPublica's Justin Elliot remembers, Browne defended Bologna when video of the pepper-spraying incident started to go viral, saying cops that day used the spray "appropriately."
Bologna disagrees, saying he was functioning as an NYPD deputy inspector.
Tough sh*t, Anthony (OEN words)